Boston Forge host Canadian rivals ahead of World Cup
Boston (June 26, 2023) — The sport inspired by quidditch is returning to Boston next weekend with a new name.
The Boston Forge, Boston’s very own Major League Quadball (MLQ) team, are hosting their Canadian rivals, the Ottawa Black Bears, next Saturday, July 8 at East Boston Memorial Stadium. Tickets for the games, which will take place from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, are available here.
Quadball is a mixed-gender, full-contact sport. The basic rules were adapted from the Harry Potter series in 2005 by students at Middlebury College in Vermont. It is now played by 600 teams in 40 countries.
The governing bodies of the sport announced that they would rebrand the game as quadball last summer. The new name refers to the number of balls and the number of positions in the sport.
Founded in 2015, MLQ is the equivalent of the NFL or the MLB for quadball. The league has 16 teams across the U.S. and Canada and runs its regular season from June to August. Gameplay incorporates a mix of elements from basketball, rugby and dodgeball.
Boston has long been one of the most successful franchises in the league. The team has won three titles, placed second last season and finished first in the East Division six out of seven times. They started the 2023 season 3-0 with three victories over the Charlotte Aviators on June 10.
The matches against Ottawa next weekend are the final games that Boston will play before the IQA World Cup in Richmond, Virginia on July 15-16. The Forge have six players who will compete with Team USA at the tournament.
The teams are competing for the chance to qualify for the 2023 MLQ Championship in Des Moines, Iowa on August 26-27.
About Major League Quadball
Quadball is a competitive, full-contact, co-ed sport played by athletes around the world. Major League Quadball has set out to create a high-intensity environment for the best athletes in North America to hone their skills and compete for one of our sport’s highest honors: the Benepe Cup. Want to know more about Major League Quadball? Visit mlquadball.com or contact us at email@example.com.
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