J.K. Rowling dives back into the wizardly world of Harry Potter with the release of the first of her two-part History of the Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore.com.
Quidditch, the game played by wizards and witches on flying broomsticks was a big part of the Harry Potter franchise, exciting fans to the point the created their own leagues. The 2,400-word two-part history is one of the largest pieces of original content that Rowling has created and posted to Pottermore.
Fans won’t have long to wait for the second part of the history, it’s scheduled to be posted to Pottermore next Friday.
Pottermore CEO Susan L. Jurevics says:
We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to publish such an imaginative and engaging story from J.K. Rowling about the history of the Wizarding world’s most exciting sport.
We’re committed to being the only digital destination where fans can discover new original content about the world of Harry Potter from J.K. Rowling. ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’ helps us not only fulfill that mission, but it also serves to entertain and delight our community.
What can fans expect to discover? History of the World Cup includes brand new material about the creation, background, as well as some of the most controversial events of the tournament’s history. Who could forget the 1877 match played in Kazakhstan’s Ryn Desert, the infamous Tournament that Nobody Remembers.
Wait, how did I remember that then?
The second part will feature recaps of some of the more notable World Cup games held every four years since 1994. Those should include many of our favorite characters already established in the Harry Potter series.