Today, Pottermore released part two of J.K. Rowling’s two-part entry on the Quidditch World Cup, titled “Quidditch World Cup (1990-2014)”.
In the entry, the Harry Potter author synopsizes every Quidditch World Cup that has taken place from 1990,and reveals details about the upcoming 2014 competition, which will take place next month.
From the press release:
In ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’ part two, ‘Quidditch World Cup (1990-2014)’, we can learn:
- Which small country managed to beat China in a furiously contested match lasting 3 days
- Which country’s team almost refused to play when their team mascots — a kind of African house-elf called a Yumboe — were all arrested outside the stadium
- Which ‘Seeker’ had a short-lived stint as Burkina Faso’s Minister for Magic following his team’s win
- Which Scottish player famously lambasted his hereditary short fingers for missing the Snitch in the 1990 Canada-Scotland final
And we find out key information about the 2014 Quidditch World Cup:
Where this year’s Quidditch World Cup will be held (because of the International Statute of Secrecy, venues are usually remote moors, deserts or deserted islands)
The full line-up of the sixteen countries competing, with J.K. Rowling’s pre-tournament predictions and insider tips
Which infamous player has come out of retirement to play in the Quidditch Wold Cup 2014 (he plays a big part in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
Last week, Pottermore published part one of this entry, the “History of the Quidditch World Cup,” which gave an insight into the historical background of the fictional competition, including how it started, rules and regulations of the games, and infamous World Cups. You can read the entry here.
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