Hufflepuff House wins final Pottermore House Cup

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Congratulations Badgers!

The Great Hall is draped in yellow and black today in honor of Hufflepuff House’s triumph in the final Pottermore House Cup. Helga’s house reigns over the other three, with Slytherin taking second place, Ravenclaw at third, and the Gryffindor lions roaring in at last place. This was the second time Hufflepuff House won the Cup, and with Hogwart’s most humble house at the top, it was a wonderful end to the tradition.

In celebration, Pottermore released a graphic on their Twitter, honoring six famous Hufflepuffs, including Bridget Wenlock, Newt Scamander, Pomona Sprout, Cedric Diggory, Nymphadora Tonks, and of course, the House’s founder, Helga Hufflepuff.

In fact, J.K. Rowling responded to Pottermore’s tweet with the message below…

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So congratulations to the ‘Puffs! And here’s to new Pottermore traditions! *cheers with Butterbeer*

Look back on all the House Cup championships, way back to when the tradition started in 2012, as Pottermore prepares to enter its next phase…

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Pottermore announces winner of House Cup competition

Green and white banners hung from the Great Hall on pottermore.com as Slytherin House was named champion of the seventh Pottermore House Cup competition on Friday.

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The snakes’ first place standing is a leap from the previous competition, where they placed fourth. Slytherin succeeds Ravenclaw House, which won the previous two House Cups.

The final standings:

1st Place: Slytherin  52,652,850 points

2nd Place: Hufflepuff – 50,109,456 points

3rd Place: Ravenclaw – 49,775,819 points

4th Place: Gryffindor – 49,335,378 points

In honor of Slytherin winning the Cup, Pottermore promoted a poster they created called, “Famous Slytherins Through the Ages,” for all Houses to enjoy; you can view it here. Also in the coming weeks, Pottermore is expected to release Moments from the final Harry Potter book, Deathly Hallows. Stay tuned!

Now, back to brewing and dueling! Good luck to all houses in the eighth House Cup competition…

Pottermore announces winner of Proudest House Contest

proud1Last month Pottermore News reported on Pottermore’s Proudest House Contest, in which Pottermore fans posted their displays of Hogwarts House Pride on social media over the weekend; the winner was determined by whichever House delivered the highest amount of mentions.

This week, Pottermore announced the winner of the contest and the substantial prize of 1 million house points — Slytherin! Between the four houses, each representing a Hogwarts house on Pottermore, Slytherin sent in 37% of the messages on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. Gryffindor and Ravenclaw each accounted for 23% of the messages, while Hufflepuff contributed 17%.

In a fair action, Pottermore rewarded both Gryffindor and Ravenclaw with 230,000 points and Hufflepuff with 170,000. However, only members of Salazar’s house received this special message:

Pottermore fans participated in the Proudest House Contest over a Celebration of Harry Potter weekend at Universal Resort in Orlando, Florida, the location of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. The celebration brought together fans and official Potter people alike, including cast and crew from the films and representatives from Pottermore and the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Echoing our favorite author, we say, “Congratulations, serpents!” The seventh Pottermore House Cup competition is well underway; it will be a few more months until Pottermore announces the winner. So, get brewing and dueling!

Link: Read the official announcement on the Pottermore Insider.

Tom Felton sorted into Gryffindor on Pottermore, J.K. Rowling responds

"When will my reflection show who I am inside?" - Tom Felton today, probably.

“When will my reflection show who I am inside?” – Tom Felton today, probably.

Do you think his father heard about this?

Today, Tom Felton, who played Slytherin bad-boy and Harry Potter archenemy Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, tweeted out a message announcing that he was sorted into Gryffindor on Pottermore.

Not only did the tweet receive massive attention on the Internet from fans, but the Harry Potter author herself, J.K. Rowling, responded to Felton’s tweet.

Though some say the Sorting Hat is rigged, J.K. Rowling’s claim is not unlikely, as she was the one who created the questionnaire for her Pottermore website.

Felton is not the only Potter film alum to be disappointed with their Pottermore results. Way back in 2011, Luna Lovegood actress Evanna Lynch was shocked when she was sorted into Gryffindor after she took the test. So, the identity crises live on. *cue Pottermore by Alex Carpenter*

The winner of the sixth Pottermore House Cup is…

 

Ravenclaw wins the sixth Pottermore House Cup!

Ravenclaw wins the sixth Pottermore House Cup!

On Friday, Pottermore announced the winner of the sixth Pottermore House Cup and once again Ravenclaw House proved victorious. Congratulations Eagles!

The final standings:

1st Place: Ravenclaw  32,371,299 points

2nd Place: Gryffindor – 32,279,991 points

3rd Place: Hufflepuff – 32,259,036 points

4th Place: Slytherin – 31,926,625 points

This is Ravenclaw’s second consecutive win. The lions and badgers placed second and third, respectively, and Slytherin House fourth place for the first time.

As with last time, Pottermore has changed the previously purple Great Hall banners into royal blue, in honor of Ravenclaw winning the cup, . You can see how the Great Hall looks in the picture above.

Regarding the prize, Pottermore has not said anything about it yet. Predictably, it will be the first installment of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but there hasn’t been any word on the development on book five either. If any news is released about the prize for the Cup, we’ll be sure to bring it to you, so check back with Pottermore News for any updates.

Now, back to brewing and dueling! Good luck to all houses in the seventh (!!) House Cup competition…

Reminder: House Pride Week starts tomorrow

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Just a quick reminder that House Pride Week kicks off tomorrow, ahead of the Pottermore House Cup being rewarded on September 26.

During House Pride Week, a day is dedicated to each Hogwarts House for members to show their pride. Here are the dates for this week:

#GryffindorPride – Tuesday, September 16
#RavenclawPride – Wednesday, September 17
#HufflepuffPride – Thursday, September 18
#SlytherinPride – Friday, September 19

The Pottermore Insider provided community members with a few suggestions of how you can show your house pride:

  • Share what makes you proud to belong to your Hogwarts house using #GryffindorPride#RavenclawPride#HufflepuffPride or #SlytherinPride on Twitter and Facebook
  • Share your favourite quotes from the stories about your Hogwarts house and its characters
  • Change your profile and cover pictures on Facebook and Twitter to one of the downloadable images below, proudly displaying your house colors to all your friends

For all images pertaining to House Pride, please see this Insider post.

Again, we wish the best of luck to all the houses. May the odds be ever in your favor…

Pottermore House Cup to be awarded September 26

 

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Image courtesy of Pottermore.

On Friday, Pottermore announced that the sixth Pottermore House Cup will be awarded on September 26.

Pottermore users have three weeks to earn as many House Points as they can until the Hogwarts house with the most points is announced on Friday, September 26.

As with tradition, House Cup celebrations will include House Pride Week, during which a day is dedicated to each house for members’ to show their house pride on social networking sites. House Pride Week will kick off Tuesday, September 16 with #GryffindorPride, followed by #RavenclawPride, #HufflepuffPride, and #SlytherinPride. The Insider is set to give more details on how the community can get involved on Tuesday.

The Insider also included some helpful tips for earning House Points:

  • Revisit the interactive Moments and make sure your discovery bar is complete – every collectible you find (excluding Galleons) adds to your points

  • Make sure you practise duelling against your own house to master casting spells before you challenge the other houses, as every duel lost means more points to the opposing house!

  • Pay careful attention to the instructions for brewing potions before you begin – if you can’t remember the instructions, don’t forget to check the potion book

  • Get your fellow housemates involved! The more of you there are earning points for your house the better, so rally the troops in the Great Hall and in your common room

Now that all the Houses have won the House Cup at least once, which do you think will take home the Cup this time? Will Slytherin be victors for a third time? Can Ravenclaw triumph again for a second consecutive win? Or will Gryffindor or Hufflepuff bring the Cup back to their Houses? Despite whichever, we wish all houses the best of luck! Happy Dueling and Brewing! 🙂

For those of you who have not been sorted, create a Pottermore.com account and head to the Great Hall to find out which house is best fit for you!

Pottermore announces winner of the fifth House Cup…

phc5As planned, on Sunday Pottermore announced the winner of the fifth House Cup competition.

And the winner is… Ravenclaw! Congratulations Eagles on a hard-earned win!

Here are the final standings:

1st Place: Ravenclaw  28,048,578 points

2nd Place: Slytherin – 27,795,479 points

3rd Place: Hufflepuff – 27,350,412 points

4th Place: Gryffindor – 27,299,570 points

This is Ravenclaw House’s first win, and it was a huge imrpovement, as they received last place in the previous tournament. Slytherin House came in second place for the third time, non consecutively, and Hufflepuff received second. This is the first time Gryffindor has placed fourth, but the gap between 3rd and 4th place was the smallest.

Pottermore has transformed the previously purple Great Hall banners into a rich royal blue, in honor of Ravenclaw winning the cup, . You can see how the Great Hall looks in the picture above.

Usually, winners of the House Cup receive a prize in reward, but there has been no word yet on what that prize will be for Ravenclaw. We suspect it will be the next installment of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, or even a Quidditch game, which is possible considering all the unpredictable news about the World Cup being released from J.K. Rowling. If any news is released about the prize for the Cup, we’ll be sure to bring it to you, so check back with Pottermore News for any updates.

As always, the announcement of a House Cup winner marks the start of the next competition. Good luck to all the houses in the sixth House Cup! (Can you believe it — number six?!)

Pottermore introduces Rematch Badge ahead of House Cup competition

The Rematch Badge

The Rematch Badge

Ahead of the Pottermore House Cup at the end of the month, Pottermore has introduced a new ‘Rematch Badge’.

From the Pottermore Insider:

The latest Pottermore Badge – the Rematch Badge – will be rewarded to users who, despite losing a duel, are then able to defeat their adversary in a rematch – added motivation for those who are already duelling determinedly to help their house achieve victory in the upcoming House Cup Championship.

Remember, the fifth Pottermore House Cup will be awarded to the winning house on March 30. House Pride Week is next week, and Pottermore is encouraging community members to tweet and submit videos showing their House Pride. Learn more about how to do this here.

So — will it be Gryffindor? Slytherin? Hufflepuff? or Ravenclaw? We’ll see at the end of the month… In the meantime, good luck to all houses!

Pottermore announces fifth Pottermore House Cup

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Today, Pottermore announced that the fifth Pottermore House Cup competition is coming soon.

On Sunday, March 30, Pottermore will be naming the winner of the fifth Pottermore House Cup, awarded to the house with the most house points.

As with tradition, celebrations for the House Cup will include House Pride Week, during which a day is dedicated to each house for members’ to show their house pride on social networking sites.

This time around, however, they are encouraging Pottermore community members to create videos on Vine, Instagram, and YouTube, showing their House Pride. According to the Insider, “the video should include and continue the following phrase: “Hi Pottermore community, I am proud to be a Hufflepuff/Slytherin/Gryffindor/Ravenclaw because…”, and use one of the following tags: #SlytherinPride, #GryffindorPride, #HufflepuffPride, or #RavenclawPride.” More information will be released about this interaction on March 14.

Will you be sending in a video? Who do you want to win the Cup? As the Insider notes, this could be Ravenclaw’s time to shine, but Hufflepuff and Gryffindor could join the likes of Slytherin and win their second Cup. Or, the snakes could prevail once again for a third win! We shall see who is crowned winner in the coming weeks…

Learn more about the Sorting Hat from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore.com

Don’t forget — For those of you who have not been sorted can create a Pottermore.com account and head to the Great Hall to find out which house is best fit for you!