The idea that being withdrawn from the tournament because of poor wifi connection, which only happened in Esports previously, nowadays, has also appeared on the traditional ones while they are turned into visual tournaments due to Covid-19.
The first one who had to experience this weird, unpleasing and terrible experience is Gary Anderson, the darter who used to earn 2 world championship titles in darting. He was considered to be the top 1 candidate for being the champion of this year tournament, however, Gary recently decided to withdraw from the tournament because of… his unstable wifi connection.
Daryl Gurney, another greatly experienced player in the international darting field who is as renowned as Anderson, also just announced to not take part in the PDC tournament this year with the same reason.
“I really want to take part in the tournament, however, it seems to be impossible at this point. After 1 simple test organized recently, my private wifi connection was not strong and well-qualified enough for the competition.” Anderson shared on his Twitter account. “Actually, this did not really surprise me. I even could not pay all the online bills of myself.”
According to Anderson, the internet on his house is really unstable and has unbelievably low speed (around 4,7 Mbps), even though he is now living in the center of London, while the average speed of good wifi connection must be 27,35 Mbps.
PDC is the first international tournament being held online. During the outbreak and large spreading of Covid-19, PDC Organization Department claimed that this may actually a good time for applying many technical achievement into this kind of sports. Every competing rules of the virtual PDC tournament are maintained as the traditional tournament.