From the weekend through Monday, Pottermore updated with Daily Prophet reports on games four and five of the Quidditch World Cup.
Written by J.K. Rowling in the voice of Daily Prophet Quidditch correspondent Ginny Potter, the reports chronicle two of the most memorable games of the Cup so far.
Controversy surrounded the fourth game of the Cup between the United States and Jamaica. According to the Daily Prophet article,Jamaica Keeper Kquewanda Bailey toppled from her broomstick seconds before US Seeker Darius Smackhammer caught the Snitch, ending the game. Bailey’s fall was so conveniently timed that the International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee (ICWQC) were suspicious that foul pay might have played a part in it. The ICWQC examined the situation and came out with a final decision the next day. You can read the Daily Prophet t0 find out their decision and which team won the game.
The fifth game of the Cup between Lichtenstein and Chad brought us an epic three-day match that ended in impressive scores on both sides. At the beginning of the game, both teams displayed superb skill and stamina, with one Chaser taking two Bludgers to the head and still managing to score. However, by the second day some players were suffering from “severe fatigue,” falling asleep on their brooms and failing to catch the snitch. The game came to a quick close on the third day, with the winning team sustaining their lead from the previous day.
These articles are continued from last week, as Pottermore is releasing a new report each day for the whole week. This period of release should conclude tomorrow, but we expect more articles to be released until the Games are over.