Did you predict the fiery death of young Shireen Baratheon on “Game of Thrones” Sunday night and that one of Daenerys Targaryen‘s scaly friends would make an appearance? If so, you should be taking part in Gold Derby’s weekly prediction contest. Hurry — make your predictions for next week’s season finale and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will die next.
Congratulations to our user Deniz Sisman for being the top scorer in this week’s episode contest. Deniz is one of only two people to reap perfect 100% prediction accuracy while predicting “The Dance of Dragons” — the other being Irishmovielover4ever. However, Deniz took the lead with 4,156 points thanks to using the special 500 and 200 point bets wisely and locking in the best odds throughout the week. If eligible, as per our contest rules, Deniz will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
This user’s winning predictions were that Shireen would die amongst the group of minor characters, that no main/recurring characters would die, that one dragon would appear, that we would not see a white walker, that Tyrion would not have a drink and that there’d be no full frontal nudity.
Deniz earned a whopping 3,000 points for correctly predicting Shireen’s death by placing the special 500 point bet on that answer when she had odds of 6/1. That’s where the strategy — and fun — comes into play here at Gold Derby when making your weekly predictions.
You can now predict next week’s season finale at Gold Derby, so be sure to visit our predictions center and make/update your forecasts before voting closes Sunday at 5 p.m. PT. The eligible user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
Every time a new user casts their votes, the overall odds are automatically updated at Gold Derby, resulting in updated rankings on our death charts. Have YOU voted yet?
Where do you stand on our overall Season 5 leaderboard?
Currently, there is a six-way tie for first place at the top of our leaderboard, as Emmy Runner, Benutty, SamEckmann, Matt Morse, LuisAlbertoQH and Kmaderby85 are all at impressive 90% prediction accuracy for the season.
In the event of a tie at season’s end, our $100 prize will be awarded to the eligible user with the highest point score.
Right now, Emmy Runner has the most points (12,027) thanks to locking in the best odds at the right time. View Emmy Runner’s predictions by clicking here.
Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering that week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a longshot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points, so don’t take them for granted.
To vote for who you think will die on “Game of Thrones,” drag your choices over from the left to the right and rank them in order, one through five. We’ve separated all 36 characters into three groups of 12 — MAIN, RECURRING, MINOR — so you have multiple chances each week to guess who’ll die next.
You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.
Average Gold Derby users just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can change them later as often as you like.
We are forecasting everything from the results on TV shows like “Game of Thrones” to the winners of the Emmy Awards and more.
Get started by making your prediction as to which main character will die using our easy drag-and-drop menu below. And be sure to sound off on the current season of “Game of Thrones” in Gold Derby’s TV forum.