Premier League Darts: The story of the Challengers so far

This year’s season of the Premier League Darts will be kick-offed again on the 25th of August. It will take place in Milton Keynes and being exclusively broadcasted on Sky Sports.

The Premier League is considered to be the biggest roadshow in the darts world. The Premier League has been under many innovations and adopts various changes to refresh itself year by year, for example, the ‘Contenders’ and ‘Challengers’ concept being published last year.

Gary Anderson’s decision to withdraw from the 2019 event has provoked the PDC to adopt new creative solution to attract more spectators. They recently introduced the nine “Contenders’ which is promised to get viral. The concept then has been renewed into the ‘Challengers’ format in 2020.

The tournament will be back soon, however without the participation of spectators at Milton Keynes’ Marshall Arena on the 25th of August. There will be Chris Dobey, Jeffrey de Zwaan, and Jermaine Wattimena who take part in the final as the top 3, hoping to create the most impressive performances.

Dobey and De Zwaan were warmly welcomed when they turned up in Newcastle and Rotterdam respectively last year, while Wattimena’s expectation to make a debut at the Ahoy Arena have been fell short of.

The nine ‘Challengers’ which has been chosen for both campaigns gathered different upcoming and present darts stars which are promised to create the most memorable moments. Premier League Darts is one of the most famous and reliable darts tournaments in the world, which came into reality firstly on the 20 of January 2005 on Sky Sports. The league is now broadcasted online and via TV every week from February to May. This show at the first stage is considered as a fortnight fixture for darts lovers to watch. The tournament originally invited seven players per season and now the number of players has been increased to 10 being selectively picked from the PDC circuit.