Harry Potter World Cup: Hermione Vs. Ginny

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!

For Harry Potter, it never hurts to be surrounded by beautiful women. But when it comes to the Harry Potter World Cup, it’s significantly less enjoyable to watch two of the most beloved of these women — Hermione and Ginny — going wand to wand, with only one of them able to advance into the Elite Eight. Tough decisions lie ahead, muggles!

Voting for all Sweet 16 duels closes on Wednesday, July 6 at 12:01 AM EST, so make sure to start voting now. You can follow all of the action right here.

(1) Hermione Granger vs. (5) Ginny Weasley
In one corner stands Harry Potter’s best friend, the smartest witch of her age. In the other is Harry Potter’s true love, the witch who commands his heart. Which witch is it going to be: Hermione Granger, the young spell-caster we’ve known and cherished since “The Sorcerer’s Stone,” or Ginny Weasley, the onetime “Chamber of Secrets” victim turned cunning hero? We’ll let you decide.

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!