Save Ludo logoA few weeks ago, Harry Potter fans started receiving riddle-ridden emails from a man named Ludo Bagman. Ludo, a former professional Quidditch player and current leader of the Department of Magical Games and Sports, has been forced into hiding and his new game, Muggle Quidditch 2.0 is in danger. It seems that goblins, possibly those behind Gringotts Wizarding Bank, are after Ludo for a “small financial miscommunication” and the Ministry has shut down Muggle Quidditch 2.0. Ludo thinks the two are connected and that wizards are influencing the goblins. To make things more complicated, controversy has recently surrounded Gringotts Wizarding Bank and the Ministry, as it seems the effects of the current U.S. economic crisis have reached the wizard world.

So what is Ludo’s Muggle Quidditch 2.0 and why is it so important? In the Harry Potter world, Quidditch is a sport played by witches and wizards at Hogwarts and other schools. Players ride broomsticks while trying to get several different types of balls into goals. Muggle Quidditch is a variation of the game played by Muggles (or humans) sans the magical balls and broomsticks. According to Ludo Bagman, Muggle Quidditch 2.0 is set to launch on October 15th. This new type of Quidditch is going to be an online version where wizards, witches, and Muggles can all play together. Someone (possibly goblins, wizards, or a mixture of the two) doesn’t want that to happen. So Ludo Bagman has gone into hiding and called upon supporters of the game to investigate what is happening. S.P.E.L.L. (or the Society for the Promotion of the Expeditious Liberation of Ludo) has formed and created a website to organize efforts on Ludo’s behalf.

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