I nearly titled this article “Oh, no. The Muggles have discovered Quidditch”. Except Muggles discovered Quidditch a long time ago.
Recently I’ve consolidated my online presence. I’ve actually consolidated a lot of things to make my life easier. One of the things gone is my Flickr account, but that did mean taking my photos from the 2014 Quidditch Global Games down.
Quidditch is fun to watch in the Muggle world once you get passed the violence. It’s full-contact–just like in the books, but has more community than the books. It was gorgeous seeing the teams support Belgium who were all injured out first. It was a long day of games with a LOT of injuries. Also, for me, an entire day of Quidditch makes me realize why Hogwarts space out the games. It gets a bit repetitive.
Here are my photos. I hope you enjoy. If you’re curious, the teams are the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, France, Canada, Belgium, and Australia. In the final the United States beat Australia to take the World Cup.
Muggle Quidditch is mainly played through universities and colleges around the world. You may wonder why I attended the Global Games. At the time there were two competitions and one used the original World Cup name. They have now merged and what was known as the Global Games is the World Cup.