We were this close to seeing another historic duel between longtime rivals Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald, but the second-greatest dark wizard of all time proved no match for wand master Ollivander by the end of the Harry Potter World Cup’s first round. With one victory already under his belt, can Ollivander pull off another upset to defeat the beloved Hogwarts headmaster in this second round of the Godric’s Hollow division?
Voting for all second round match-ups will close on Friday, July 1 at 12:01 AM EST, so make sure to start voting now. You can follow all of the duels right here. Check back tomorrow for the next round of matches from the Hogsmeade division!
(2) Albus Dumbledore vs. (10) Mr. Ollivander
There’s no question that Ollivander knows his way around a wand, but when it comes to spell-casting and wizarding accomplishments, he pales in comparison to the esteemed Professor Dumbledore. Simply put, Albus is one of, if not the greatest wizard the world has ever seen. Combine his natural skill set with his popularity in the “Potter” fan community and the outcome seems predetermined. Then again, I would have thought the same of Gellert Grindelwald last round. Ollivander could have some surprises up his sleeve…