The team found all the people named Stark in the city of Västerås which is pronounced just like Westeros in Game of Thrones
A New Game of Thrones inspired idea made by IK Tellus, a new team in Sweden’s premier bandy league.
The team found all the people named Stark in the city of Västerås [vɛstɛrˈoːs], which is Sweden’s fifth largest city and home to the most successful team in Swedish bandy history. The tem them tried to recruit them as allies. Västerås is the actual name of the city, and it’s pronounced just like Westeros in Game of Thrones.
Stark is the 412th most common surname in Sweden – about the same as Gibbs, Lindsey or Blake in the US – and it’s why Tellus were able to find 16 people named Stark in “Westeros”.
Just like the Stark family in Westeros, bandy is a game from the north. Played on ice during winter on a field as big as a soccer field, it has many similarities to ice- and field hockey in the way it’s played.
Read more about bandy here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandy