I know what you’re thinking. Fantasy tournament? What in the name of Quaffles and Bludgers is that? A fantasy tournament in Quidditch is an opportunity for a player to register as an individual to play in a fun tournament. You can either be unaffiliated with a team at all, or affiliated with a team. It does not matter! Once you register, and the captains (or GM’s General Managers) are chosen, you are then assigned to a fictional team for the sake of the tournament.
A fantasy tournament is an excellent opportunity to either try out a new position or refine skills within your normal position. Often times players who usually play as a beater will play as a chaser, or keepers as seekers etc. It is also an excellent time for new players to try their hand at quidditch for the first time.
Quidditch Mexico (QMX) is doing just that! This Saturday, December 3rd, they are holding “Torneo de Fantasía: Jugadores Fantásticos y Dónde Encontrarlos” (Fantasy tournament : Fantastic Players and Where to Find Them) in Mexico City.
This will be the first fantasy tournament for QMX and the theme they have decided to run it as is in honour of the newest movie under the Harry Potter franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. While player registration has closed already they are still accepting spectator registration right up until the day of the tournament.
If you live in the area you will not want to miss the action as teams like: Obscurial Q.T., Swooping Evil, Hipogrifos, Thunderbirds, Nifflers, D.Basilisks battle it out to be named the champions of the tournament! (Names are in the native language).