The Quidditch Post is thrilled to welcome Andrew Kasimir as the new Asia Editor. Kasimir brings with him a worthy amount of experience and knowledge as both a player and a writer.
“Andrew will be very helpful in helping the Quidditch Post to reach a new audience,” said CEO Andy Marmer. “His knowledge of quidditch and specifically Asian quidditch have impressed us and we think he’s the perfect person to lead us into this emerging area.”
“I was absolutely ecstatic about being included in the Quidditch Post’s team. I am definitely looking forward to getting more Asian quidditch content out there,” said Kasimir. “As a correspondent in Asia, I hope to see the sport grow around the continent and for the region to be able to compete on an International level,” he continued.
Having started his quidditch career with the Murdoch Mandrakes and the Perth Phoenixes, he now leads the first and sole Malaysian community team, the Damansara Dementors who have been active since 2013.
Kasimir organised two fantasy tournaments in Malaysia in 2014. The first was in August called the Malaysia Day Quidditch Tournament and the second one was a Christmas themed tournament aptly named the Reindeer Quidditch Tournament.
“After leaving Australia, I toyed with the idea of starting a team in Malaysia for a couple of months,” said Kasimir. “Eventually I got off my lazy arse, bought some pipes, and organised practices. I’ve made some really good friends through this team and I’m looking forward to competing with them at the Asian Quidditch Cup in 2016.” Nothing concrete has been announced regarding the inaugural Asian Quidditch Cup save for the fact that it will be held in Vietnam in late July 2016.
“The quidditch scene in Asia is very young and if we can push out more and more quidditch content from Asia, I feel it will get people noticing,” added Kasimir.
As Asia Editor, Kasimir will be creating and overseeing content that comes out of the region which include China, The Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, and other hopeful countries.