By Andrew Kasimir
After the inaugural Asian Quidditch Cup (AQC) in Malaysia in 2016, the second installment will see Vietnam hosting the tournament in Hanoi on July 23, 2017. The AQC is currently the only event where teams from around the region meet to play against each other.
This year’s tournament saw South Korea and Vietnam go through a simple bidding process to determine the hosts, which ultimately went to Vietnam.
Linh Nguyen, tournament director for this year’s AQC, is ecstatic at the opportunity to host the tournament in his home country.
“This will be a great opportunity for Vietnamese players to play proper matches and gain more experience as a whole,” said Nguyen. “We’re expecting players from around the region, and we can’t wait to meet everyone!”
Similar to last year’s AQC, mercenary players are also welcome to take part as the quidditch community in Asia is small. Allowing mercenary players also gives players without a team the chance to be a part of the AQC.
Vietnam decided to continue allowing mercenary players to participate. With a small community, it was important to continue including as many people as possible.
Registration for teams and mercenary players are still open. Teams registration has closed, but mercenary players have until the day of the tournament to register.
Nguyen also shared that Vietnam is looking to be recognised as an emerging area under the International Quidditch Association and hopes to get a Team Vietnam to the IQA World Cup in 2018.
The player guide for the AQC can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B75jgd_g5MEUZkJMRERKeWUxM3c/view
For more information, head over to the event’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/AsianQuidditchCup/?fref=ts