The world of Harry Potter is being kept alive! This morning the Quidditch World Cup officially kicked off on Randall's Island. We've got a photographer on the scene and will have more photos tomorrow, but here's your heads up that you can check out the action in person all weekend (tickets should be available at the door). Organizers tell us that they're expecting 100 teams (all muggles) this year, spanning from Finland to Los Angeles, and rumor has it that Judah Friedlander may be showing up tomorrow to help commentate.

You can check out our past coverage of this event right here, and below is some footage from last year's matches: