That’s right, the Half-Blood Prince waits quietly at the bottom portion of the Privet Drive division, eagerly anticipating the opportunity to teach Harry some proper wizarding etiquette once and for all. (Or is Snape just looking out for the Boy Who Lived? The debate rages on!) No matter what his intentions are, the Hogwarts potions master is brewing something wicked in his corner of the bracket — we’ll see if his efforts pay off when round one voting closes at midnight on Sunday (June 27)!
(7) Professor Trelawney vs. (10) Professor Flitwick
Nobody wants to see colleagues fighting — unless you’re a student at Hogwarts and your professors are going wand-to-wand in an epic wizarding duel, that is! Just like Mad-Eye and Kingsley, the Divination and Charms masters at Hogwarts would probably prefer that they were not at odds with one another; but such is the nature of the Harry Potter World Cup. The question is this: does Trelawney’s clairvoyance win the day, or can Flitwick levitate himself into the next round of voting?
(2) Severus Snape vs. (15) Vincent Crabbe
Seriously, is this a contest? Whether you love to hate him, hate to love him or accept him for exactly who he is, there’s no denying Snape’s talents for discipline — and Vincent Crabbe is one unruly student in desperate need of manners. Without pals Draco Malfoy or Gregory Goyle to defend him, what chance does he stand against Hogwarts’ Head of Slytherin House? Unless he pulls off one heck of an upset, it’s lights out for Crabbe.