Harry Potter World Cup: Ron Vs. Oliver

Welcome to MTV’s Harry Potter World Cup! We’ve selected 64 of the best “Harry Potter” characters and matched them up in a series of duels for a chance at magical glory, but it’s up to YOU to decide who the greatest “Potter” character of all time is in this pool of wizards and witches. Will the Death Eaters destroy Hogwarts, or will good triumph over evil? In the end, the choice is yours, so keep voting at MTV Movies Blog and make your voice heard!

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!

Having trouble deciding? Consult our Harry Potter World Cup experts from MuggleNet, The Leaky Cauldron, DanRadcliffe.com, RupertGrint.net and MTV News for their insight!