US Quidditch Cup coming to Round Rock
July 7, 2017 |
By Dani Dudek
Quidditch Cup

Harry Potter fans rejoice! The US Quidditch Cup is coming to Round Rock.

The 11th annual tournament will be held April 14-15, 2018, at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex.

Texas apparently has more registered Quidditch teams than any other state and the Austin area is home to two national championship winning teams: Texas Quidditch (2013, 2014 and 2015) and Texas Cavalry (2017).

Doubt the athleticism of a sport that became famous by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?

The real life sport of Quidditch is described as a unique mix of rugby, dodgeball and tag.

And, according to Reddit user GustavusAdolphin, it’s totally legit.

“I have a friend who plays and it’s actually a pretty legit sport. The only thing that’s a little ridiculous is that you have to hold a broom between your legs at all times. That really just seems like an unnecessary allusion to the series,” he says.

If you really want to read more about how it works, click here.

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