Posted on December 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You may not have known that there are two Quidditch leagues in the United States.

But there won’t be, for much longer.

US Quidditch and Major League Quidditch have announced that they’ll change the name of their game — and thus of their leagues — to distance themselves from author J.K. Rowling, who invented it as part of her Harry Potter novels.

The BBC cites The Times as saying US Quidditch is considering the alternatives Quickball, Quicker, Quidstrike, and Quadraball, with the change coming in response to Rowling’s controversial comments about transgender issues.

Rowling’s literary agency, for its part, noted to The Times that the author never endorsed these leagues in the first place.

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