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MLQ Statistics: Beater PAR Explained

By Joshua Mansfield Statistics Coordinator This season, thanks to a dedicated group of team volunteers, we are privy to the fastest stat turnaround rate the league has ever seen. With this in place, the statistics we see have transformed from being merely season-to-season records to be kept to tools to be used for analytical purposes. […]

Exhibition Match Policy Introduced for 2017

  We at MLQ are incredibly enthusiastic about the crop of new summer teams, including the Minnesota Voyageurs and the Orlando Sirens, popping up across the country. While these teams are unaffiliated with our organization, we are always encouraged to see members of the quidditch community taking the initiative to increase the number of competitive […]

Seasonal Officials, EMT Compensation Increase

We can never thank our referees and snitches enough for the work that they do to keep our sport fair and enjoyable. To bolster incentives and stimulate growth in officials, MLQ will be increasing compensation per game for referees and snitches for this coming season. Compensation per game across referee and snitch positions this summer […]

Rule and Gameplay Updates for 2017 Unveiled

  We in the MLQ Gameplay Department are always looking for ways to help move quidditch forward through policy and rule changes. Our timeout rule, originated during our 2015 season, has been met with unanimous positive responses, while our overtime snitch policies changed between our 2015 and 2016 seasons as we worked to get closer […]

Practice Squads Come to MLQ

Update: Based on feedback received from MLQ staff, potential players and spectators, MLQ has updated and further clarified our practice policy. You can find the full 2017 policy on practice and the practice squad here. At MLQ, we understand the value of preparing for the future. While 30-player teams are quite deep to begin with, […]

MLQ Decreases Number of Teams Attending Championship

  The top 12 out of 16 MLQ teams, based on regular-season performance, will be invited to the 2017 MLQ Championship Weekend. In each division, the team ranked fourth out of four by regular-season performance will not qualify. The 12 teams attending MLQ Championship will be seeded based on regular-season performance into one single-elimination tournament […]

MLQ Delay of Game Alterations

Major League Quidditch is dedicated to the development of continued innovation within quidditch gameplay. With that goal in mind, the league is instituting the following additional regulations and changes to USQ Rulebook 9 section 3.3.6. “Delay of Game” for implementation in the exhibition match being played in Washington D.C. on Saturday, August 27th 2016. This […]

2016 MLQ Championship Team Update

  The Ottawa Black Bears and Rochester Whiteout have both formally forfeited their spots in the 2016 MLQ Championship in League City, Texas on Aug. 20-21. In response to the two forfeits, The MLQ Gameplay Department took into consideration the following factors: proximity to championship; impact on the remaining teams; preservation of the tournament’s integrity; […]

Phoenix Sol Forfeits August 6 Series

The Phoenix Sol will forfeit their series on August 6 against the Los Angeles Guardians due to a lack of available players. All three matches will be considered 60*-0 victories for the Guardians in the league’s standings as outlined in the MLQ Forfeit Policy. “We, regrettably, will be forced to forfeit our series against the Guardians due to […]

MLQ Introduces Injury Reserve to Championship Rosters

  The MLQ Gameplay Department has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming MLQ Championship in League City, Texas. In preparation for the event and with the safety of our athletes in mind, we have decided to open three additional rosters spots per team dedicated solely to injury reserve. As described in the rule […]