The IQA World Cup is a biennial tournament open to elite international competition teams selected by any of the IQA’s eligible National Governing Bodies around the world. It is the premier international quidditch event.
The first IQA World Cup was held in 2012 in Oxford, United Kingdom under the name IQA Summer Games with five teams competing, the United States emerged victorious over France.
The second IQA World Cup was held in 2014 in Burnaby Canada under the name Global Games with seven teams competing, the United States again emerging victorious over Australia.
The 2016 IQA World Cup was held in Frankfurt Germany with 21 teams competing, Australia defeated the United States in the championship match.
The most recent World Cup was held June 30 and July 1, 2018 in Florence, Italy with 29 teams competing, the United States defeated Belgium in the championship match.
After consulting with event partners and NGBs, the International Quidditch Association and US Quidditch have decided to postpone the IQA World Cup from 2021 to either 2022 or 2023. This decision was made primarily due to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on national teams, as well as the ongoing safety concerns with holding large, international, in-person gatherings. The precise year of the next World Cup will be released in early 2021.
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