The name of the “Quidditch” game from “Harry Potter” by J.K. Rowling will change.
Quidditch is getting a new name, which is the biggest threat to Hogwarts traditions since Lord Voldemort.
The people in charge of the real-life sport that first appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books and then in the movies based on those books have announced that the name “Quidditch” will now be changed to “Quadball.” The organizations said that the name change was done to get away from Rowling’s comments that were against transgender people. Aside from that, the groups said they were changing their names because they did not own the trademark for “Quidditch.” That right belongs to Warner Bros. Discovery.
Quidditch is a wizard sport where two teams on brooms compete for points by throwing a ball through hoops. For the four of you who haven’t heard of Harry Potter, Quidditch is a sport where two teams on brooms throw a ball through hoops. Each goal is worth 10 points, and if a Seeker catches the Golden Snitch, that team gets an extra 150 points.
People who can’t fly play on broomsticks in the real world.
US Quadball and Major League Quadball, which run the sport in North America, announced the new name today. It will be used for the first time this summer. The organisations said that the International Quidditch Association also plans to use the new name.
In an open letter to players, the founders of Major League Quadball said, “This name change is a big deal for us, and we want to make the most of it.”
Quidditch started with a team at Middlebury College that was put together in 2005. People say that the earthbound version looks like a mix of rugby and dodgeball.
The sport’s governing bodies say that nearly 600 teams from 40 countries play it.