The Kissimmee destination welcomes more than 2,000 quidditch athletes and 20,000 fans during International Quidditch Association’sÂ World Cup VI,Â April 13-14, 2013.
Atheletes from around the country and abroad are expected to descend on the six quidditch fields that will be arranged at Kissimmee’s Austin Tindall Park.Â The three day event will offer teams a day of practice follwed by two days of tournament play.
Quidditch games as played by Muggles was adapted by Middleburry College students in 2005. It is now played at more than 300 universities and high schools in the United States and 12 countries.
Loosely, the game is a combination of rugby, basketball and dodge ball, with an element of hide-and-seek as a “seeker” chases the “snitch” throughout play. The last World Cup was held in New York City with 94 teams and had more than 1,500 players participating.Â More than 15,000 spectators were in attendance.
For more information about World Cup VI or to purchase tournament tickets go to http://www.worldcupquidditch.com/.