James and Oliver Phelps Announce MTV’s Harry Potter World Cup


Jun 17, 2011

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MTV have released a video in which James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) announce the Harry Potter World Cup, “a month-long tournament that will have you, the fans, voting to make your voice heard and determine who really is the greatest character in the entire Potterverse.” 64 different characters in total are battling for the top title, with the winner to be announced during MTV News’ coverage of the “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ premiere in New York City.

Leaky will be one of the fansites weighing in on the competition as the tournament unfolds. The first round of voting begins on Monday, 20th June and runs until the 26th of June; find the full voting schedule underneath the Phelps twins’ video announcement below:


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MTV News’ Harry Potter World Cup Tournament Voting Schedule:

Round 1 ’ Monday, June 20th through Sunday, June 26th
Round 2 ’ Monday, June 27th through Thursday, June 30th at Midnight
Sweet 16 ’ Friday, July 1st through Tuesday, July 5th at Midnight
Elite 8 ’ Wednesday, July 6th through Thursday, July 7th at Midnight
Final 4 ’ Friday, July 8th through Sunday, July 10th at Midnight
Championship Round ’ Final 2 announced Monday, July 11th. Voting will continue up until the New York City premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ’ Part 2.”

Find the official bracket here and more information at this link. Enjoy!

28 Responses to James and Oliver Phelps Announce MTV’s Harry Potter World Cup

Avatar Imagehrrypttrfn328 says: Interesting... but I doubt it will be all that reliable. It is not a contest of merit, merely a popularity contest. Still, it is something a bit different, so I will give it a look.Avatar ImageMahin says: Sounds interesting. Avatar ImageLoriMJo says: this is interesting but no where does it tell you HOW to vote. I guess you have to use magic. Avatar Imageshi suisen says: I'm afraid the Twilight fans will do anything just to let anything related to Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) to win >.>Avatar ImagePatronus 27 says: I agree with shi suisen. :-) But it's possible to vote only with twitter? :-(Avatar ImagePatronus 27 says: I think that the Final 4 would be: Harry, Hermione, James Potter and Ron; maybe the outsiders will be Draco, Dumbledore, Bellatrix and Voldemort. But wait a second: a World Cup Tournament WITHOUT Ludo Bagman???? :-) Avatar ImagePatronus 27 says: Round 1 and already a derby: Arthur vs Percy!Avatar ImageImmortal Phoenix says: LoriMJo and Patronus 27, you can vote on MTV's website. Go to the official bracket Leaky links to and then click on Harry vs Quirrell. It'll take you to the voting page for the first two pairs. In round one I voted for Harry over Quirrell and Lockhart over Lucius, but I want Ron to win overall. I wouldn't mind if Harry did though, just so long as Ron is in the top 5. This is a fun idea.Avatar ImagePatronus 27 says: Oh, thank's a lot!!!Avatar Imagealexweasley12 says: oh thank you ! perfect !Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Vote for the giant squid!Avatar ImagePatronus 27 says: Question: why Quirrel is #16, Lucius #8 and Lockart #9 ? 13,76 % Quirrel???????? It's a joke, right???Avatar ImageImmortal Phoenix says: Actually could someone explain the bracket to me? At the moment I can only vote for Harry vs Quirrell or Lockhart vs Lucius. When do we vote for Ron or Lavender? That hasn't been done already has it?Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: @Immortal Phoenix- Is it that hard? Buddy, this is in rounds, you can only vote for the people that week. This week its Harry vs. Quirrel and Lockhart vs. Lucius. Each week, it will be divided closer and closer to the champions, who have won most. Finally, we will have a winner. @Patronus 27- Each character is assigned a random number they represent. And no, its not a joke, some idiots actually think Quirrel could beat Harry. Personally, I'm rooting for the top four to be Hagrid, McGonagall, Slughorn and Dumbledore...with the top 8 also including Hermione, Rita, Harry and Ron ^_^ Avatar ImageImmortal Phoenix says: Voting has now opened for McGonagall vs Fudge and Neville vs Greyback. No real mystery who's going to win those. :) RubeusHagrid, though my country always plays in the World Cup I don't really follow it so I'm not familiar with the bracket. I'm pretty sure I get it now though.Avatar ImagePatronus 27 says: Only 17 % for Lockhart? :-( The others are a bit predictables, with a strong performance: more than 88 % for each other. I think that the first head-to-head will be Trelawney vs Flitwick..... I love World Cups and I love brackets! :-)Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: Fun fun fun xDAvatar ImagePatronus 27 says: DOBBY (A FREE ELF) ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: It very probably that Harry is going to win this tournament considering that we all love him so much and hence he is the most popular! I, however, would like to see Hermione win. Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: Guys voting for McGonagall vs Fudge, Neville vs Greyback, Mad Eye vs Shacklebolt, and Dobby vs. Dean is up!! C'mon vote! (Go McGonagall and Dobby, two of my favorites!)Avatar ImageethanHP says: It would be nice if Harry wind this. I think that would make Jo happy. For what she said in a recent interview... she seems to think fans are not fond of him? Which makes no sense, after all, this Harry's story, we would have read 7 books if we didn't love reading about him. Avatar ImageHaven says: This is where you vote http://moviesblog.mtv.com/tag/harry-potter-world-cup Round 1 Dobby vs Dean and Mad-Eye Moody vs Kingsley Shacklebolt are up.Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: @ethanHP: that would be so nice! very smart of you ^_^ Urghhh why do they have Rita vs. Hermione--I love them both sooo much! Argh, I guess I'll pick Hermione, but...why??? <3 And, oh haha, if Molly meets Aragog (which most likely is gonna happen) and Bellatrix will beat Cho (by a landslide probably) then they'll be against each other. Hoping for- Top 8- Harry, Hagrid, Dumbledore, McGonagall, Dobby, Bellatrix, Voldy, Slughorn. Top 4- Harry, Dumbledore, Hagrid, Bellatrix Top 2- Harry, Hagrid Winner- Harry :) Love them all though..Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I can't vote. I love too many characters!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Hermione all the way. She is the best character!Avatar Imagesboyer06 says: this is an awesome idea!! love the twins too!!! GO DOBBY!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: It's so great that MTV is doing this for Harry Potter fans! =]Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Harry Potter > Professor Quirrell Lucius Malfoy > Gilderoy Lockhart And I can't wait till Hermione comes up! I'm going to VOTE FOR HER! =]

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