Many people have played quidditch for a long time. But the sport, as we play it, started in 2005. Students at Middlebury College, Vermont, played the very first match in this form.
Since then, the sport has developed quickly, and today, there are over 10.000 players, across over 50 nations.
For a long time only people in North America played. Eventually the sport took hold in Europe as well. 2012 saw the first European Championship, but with few teams. The sport is quickly growing now, and in Norway the first team started in 2012, when NTNUi started. The first national championship was held in 2012.