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Quidditch Has a New Name Following J.K. Rowling's Anti-Trans Positions

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Harry Potter, will now be called quadball. The move comes after the sport’s governing bodies decided on renaming it due to J.K.

Rowling’s transphobic stances as well as the name quidditch being trademarked by Warner Bros.U.S. Quidditch (USQ) and Major League Quidditch (MLQ), two of the sport’s governing groups, previously announced in December of last year that they intended to rename the sport because of the reasons above.“We did not make this name-change lightly,” Major League Quidditch said in a statement on Tuesday. “Quadball is the result of thousands of surveyed stakeholders all across the world, hundreds of volunteer hours, tens of discussions with legal teams, and the collaborative efforts of MLQ and USQ.

No one person or organization owns the future of quadball, and it was vitally important to us, as well as to USQ, that the entire community would leave its mark on this momentous change.” The group added, “Quadball isn’t just a new name, it’s a symbol for a future for the sport without limitations.

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