It’s the final day of the Harry Potter World Cup’s second round, so there’s not a moment to waste as we dive straight into the first Diagon Alley division duel of the day. Up first is Draco Malfoy, the wizard favored to win his division, against Triwizard Tournament veteran Fleur Delacour, who narrowly beat former rival Viktor Krum in the first round of the tournament.
Voting for all second round match-ups will close on Friday, July 1 at 12:01 AM EST, which is only a few hours away — you’re running out of time to vote, so get to those polls now! You can follow all of the duels right here.
(1) Draco Malfoy vs. (9) Fleur Delacour
It was a no-brainer that Draco Malfoy would find his way into the second round of the Harry Potter World Cup… right? Maybe not. Not after Peeves the Poltergeist, a mischievous ghoul who only appears in the “Potter” books and not the movies, managed to steal 30% of the vote away from Draco in round one. The Slytherin student needs to dig much deeper if he’s to stand a chance against Fleur, who demonstrated some serious tenacity in her duel against Viktor. There’s a reason that Delacour was selected for the Triwizard Tournament, after all; perhaps her strong heart and spirit will be enough to topple Diagon Alley’s first-seeded competitor.