We’re halfway through the second round of the Harry Potter World Cup, and we’ve already seen several ugly duels between old foes and dear friends. Today’s no different as we launch back into the Hogsmeade division with Harry’s best friend, Ron Weasley, going up against Harry’s Quidditch mentor, Oliver Wood. Another duel that’s far from easy to decide, but as always, the ultimate choice is in your hands.
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.
(1) Ron Weasley vs. (8) Oliver Wood
For the casual “Potter” fan, this duel seems to be a no-brainer: Ron, after all, is Harry’s very best friend, his truest ally through thick and through thin. How could he lose against a relatively low-level name like Oliver Wood? Well, let’s just say that several “Potter” fans think that Oliver, the onetime captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team at Hogwarts, is a babe. That’s a bit of an understatement. Will Oliver’s good looks win out over Ron’s loyalty to Harry? There’s only one way to find out — by voting!