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Bracket busted? Start a Game of Thrones death pool in your office for season 8

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 09:16:06-04

March Madness is all but over, and if you’re still itching for a little friendly office competition – Winter is Coming.

A few enterprising Game of Thrones fans have set up online options to bet on – what else – which characters will die and when in the final season of the HBO smash hit.

Warning: This article is dark and full of spoilers.

PoolofDragons.com lets you set up a death pool with your friends to predict the fate of remaining characters, earning points based on which characters will live, die, or be turned into an undead wight.

So far, the unassuming Samwell Tarley is a favorite on this site to survive to the end, with 88.3 percent of users predicting he will be spared. It should be no surprise that the malevolent Cersei Lannister is the most-predicted to die at 82.2 percent. The wildling Tormund Giantsbane has the most votes for turning undead, with 40.33 percent. See all the statistics here.

If you want to go for a low-tech pen-and-paper method, a user on Imgur has created a printable death pool sheet to distribute and fill out.

Of course, professional oddsmakers are weighing in on the final season as well. OddsShark places Cersei’s death as most likely in episodes five or six of the truncated six-episode season.

The Action Network, a sports betting website, has sister and brother Yara and Theon Greyjoy as the odds-on favorite to die first, with Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen with their plot armor the least likely to perish early in the season.

Season eight of Game of Thrones premieres on April 14 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on HBO.