J.K. Rowling publishes “live” reports of Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore

qwc2014picIn continuation with their efforts to build excitement around the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, today Pottermore published two new “live” reports of the Cup, written by J.K. Rowling.

The two entries are being billed as articles from the the wizarding world’s leading newspaper, the Daily Prophet, and written by Ginny Potter (formerly Weasley), the Prophet‘s Quidditch Correspondent in Patagonian desert, where the Cup is taking place.

In the first of today’s entries, titled “Disastrous Opening Ceremony Leads to Questions about Quidditch World Cup Security,” and dated 12 April 2014, Ginny documents the controversies surrounding the opening ceremony of the event. She describes how the teams’ mascots caused havoc on the event and includes statements from the Argentinian Council of Magic regarding the event.

The article also quotes magizoologist expert Rolf Scamander, who spoke about the disruptive mascots. As fans will know, Rolf Scamander’s expertise in magical creatures runs in the family, and Rolf’s grandfather, Newt Scamander will be the subject of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts film series, the screenplay for which is also being written by J.K. Rowling.

The second entry, “Norway versus Ivory Coast,” is a full recap of the Cup’s first game between those two countries. The post also includes a full post-game analysis.

The two reports are part of continuing effort by Pottermore to build excitement around this year’s Quidditch World Cup. The site previously published J.K. Rowling’s in-depth history of the tournament last month.

In conjunction with the posting of these reports, Pottermore has opened the Daily Prophet‘s offices in Diagon Alley to users, which is where you can read the two articles.

Visit the Daily Prophet Offices on Pottermore.com to read the live reports from the Quidditich World Cup.

Do you like what Pottermore is doing with the Quidditch World Cup? Do you like J.K. Rowling’s involvement with the site? Tell us your thoughts about the reports below!

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