All the MLQ franchises will have new uniforms provided by Diaza
New York (February 17, 2023) — The sport inspired by Quidditch is getting a new uniform partner.
Major League Quadball (MLQ) is partnering with Diaza, a soccer apparel brand founded by former professional soccer player Diego Hurtado. The Long Island City-based company has struck a three-year deal with MLQ to provide new uniforms for the quadball league’s 16 teams across the U.S. and Canada. For the first time, the athletes will have the option to order branded compression shorts, compression pants and compression long sleeves.
“I can't deny that I didn't know much about MLQ when I first heard about it, but as soon as I learned about the league and how professional they are, I became interested,” said Hurtado. “After a few conversations and observing how they present themselves, I knew we had to sign with them.”
Created in 2015, MLQ is the equivalent of the NFL or the MLB for quadball, the real-life sport originally adapted from the Harry Potter series by students at Middlebury College in Vermont. A mixed-gender, full-contact sport, quadball is now played by 600 teams in 40 countries. The rules incorporate a mix of elements from basketball, rugby and dodgeball.
Diaza was started in 2018 under the leadership of Hurtado. Born in Bogota, Colombia, Hurtado played for Miami United and the New York Cosmos in the North American Soccer League and the Las Vegas Lights in the United Soccer League. The name of the company is a term from Colombia meaning “passion, endurance and hard effort.”
“I immediately started watching the games,” said Hurtado when his team informed him about MLQ. “I saw players competing to the maximum and giving it their all. They show so much passion for what they do, and that caught me right away. I knew the league and the players have the #DiazaMentality.”
Des Moines, Iowa was recently announced to host the 2023 MLQ Championship. The teams compete during the regular season to qualify for the marquee season-ending event.
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