The first official season, or house cup, of Quidditch has come to a close, and what a close it was! After an action-packed sixteen games of the sport, the winner of the house cup has been decided. Though to be honest, all players are winners!
When looking back at the entire season, some games stand out as the most exciting games of the entire season. Let us look back at some of these games, starting with the Ravenclaw vs Hufflepuff rematch. This was the third game of the season and came with a little bit of trouble when Nathannnn crashed in the middle of the game. This resulted in a call for a rematch, and Ravenclaw accepted! This led to a second match full of excitement, with Ravenclaw pulling away in the end.
The next game that must be discussed is the fastest Snitch catch in the entire season. This game was super unique, and it started with a score of -10 vs 50! That is right, this is the Hufflepuff vs Slytherin game. Unfortunately, Hufflepuff found themselves in one of the worst starts of the season, but they did a 180-degree turn and clawed their way back to a score of 70 vs 70. Ultimately, Slytherin scored 30 more points, making the score 70 vs 100 before CuteZack managed to grab the Golden Ball (in only 10 minutes and 42 seconds). That made this game the fastest of the entire season!
On to our next game! This is one of the more intense ones, full of twists and turns that would put anyone on the edge of their seat in anticipation. This is the Gryffindor vs Ravenclaw rematch, and anyone who played that game will remember it exactly. Ravenclaw got off to an incredible start, while Gryffindor was asleep at the wheel, and the score was set at 50 vs 0, giving Gryffindor their worst start all season. Eventually, Gryffindor woke up and scored 50 points in a row, tying the game. After about 10 minutes of play, the score was 100 vs 180 before the Quaffle got stuck in a rare glitch and made the game unplayable for 2 minutes. During this time, Koryn caught the Snitch, ending the game. However, controversy brewed post-game and ignited discussion between the two teams. In the end, the two minutes were made up for the Chasers, and Gryffindor ended up scoring 50-0 in those two minutes, which only added to their lead!
The last game that we are going to recap is the second Gryffindor vs Slytherin game. This was one of the most action-packed of the season and showed the true talents of each team. MedicalWizard16 had one of the most challenging games of the entire season taking on the Gryffindor Chasers. However, he did this task wonderfully and showed a full slate of skills that make the Gryffindor Chasers struggle in an incredibly challenging game. Despite this, Gryffindor made it a Chasers game and won! Even with the ending result, MedicalWizard16 would hear MVP chants for his performance and solidified his position as one of the best Keepers Quidditch has ever seen.
At the end of it all, one team must be crowned the winner. The announcement soon came, along with many other rewards. First, we had some participation awards handed out to each team. Then we had some player awards handed out as follows:
Best Seeker: Cutezack (Zack)
Best Keeper: MedicalWizard19 (Medi)
Best Chaser: Alphawolfz_ (Max)
Best Beaters: PennecPox (Pox), Insterion (Insty)
We also had some more categories for supporting roles, given to the players that helped out with the live streaming and highlighting the awesome work that helped make the season what it was. Lastly, the final scores were announced, crowning Gryffindor as the leader. These scores can be seen below:
In the end, this season had its fair share of twists and turns, and at points was a little rocky. However, it is safe to say that it was a big success, providing a great place for players of all houses to come together to enjoy a sport. Season two is just a couple of days away, and we cannot wait to see what is in store for these teams.