Following an impressive turnout for Emerson College Quidditch’s 2014 fall combine were tryouts for the league’s World Cup team. The team, finding tremendous success its 2013-14 season with a Final Four run at World Cup VII, hoped to find promising talent to add to their 2014-15 roster. However, unlike last year’s tryouts, the World Cup team held joint tryouts with the Boston Riot. The Boston Riot, to those who aren’t familiar, is a community team* affiliated with Emerson College. They surprised the quidditch community with an underdog inaugural season, qualifying for World Cup VI at the 2012 Northeast Regional Championship. However, last season the team failed to compete in IQA official tournaments due to a lack of clear direction and leadership.
“Can I have your number” was a phrase heard all day at Emerson College Quidditch’s intramural combine, as captains scouted players for that night’s draft. Each year the combine is the first major opportunity for new players to show their skills and start making a name for themselves in house league.