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Muggles Compete In The Quidditch World Cup (VIDEO)

First Posted: 11/15/10 02:15 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

Hipsters and nerds gathered at the DeWitt Clinton Park in New York City this weekend to battle in the Quidditch World Cup.

Seekers, Snitch Runners and Chasers from forty-six teams competed for top prize in the Harry Potter spin-off sport, Quidditch (sans flying brooms).

What exactly does 'Muggle Quidditch' look like? As one participant put it:

Everyone runs around on broomsticks, and it's a crazy combination of dodgeball, flag football, rugby and maybe basketball? It involves a bunch of different magical balls. The snitch is a tennis ball inside of a sock tucked into a snitch runner's pants.

The rest of the rules are too dense to list, so for a better look at the games, the Daily News filed this video.

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Filed by Jonah Green  |