Major League Quidditch Championship
The 2017 MLQ Championship will feature the 12 best real-life quidditch teams in the country. Quidditch is a mixed gender, full-contact sport played by over 500 teams in 26 countries. The rules were adapted from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series, which debuted 20 years ago.
MLQ is the highest level of quidditch in the United States and Canada. The league runs from early June to mid-August and hosts almost 100 matches in 16 cities each summer. The MLQ Championship is the league’s marquee event. For the first time in league history, teams did not automatically qualify for the tournament. Only the top 12 teams in the standings received an invitation.
League City’s very own team, the Legends, is a dark horse to win the title. The Boston Night Riders are the two-time defending champions and the odds-on favorite. The teams will be ranked and seeded by regular season results into a best-of-three single-elimination bracket. The games will be played simultaneously on two fields and will be livestreamed to fans around the world.