The stars of PDC Darts head to Milton Keynes for the 2020 World Matchplay, and all matches are available to…
The stars of PDC Darts head to Milton Keynes for the 2020 World Matchplay, and all matches are available to watch live online.
The 27th staging of the sport’s summer show-piece sees 32 of the world’s top stars battling it out for the Phil Taylor Trophy and £700,000 in prize money.
This year’s Betfred World Matchplay will take place behind closed doors at the Marshall Arena from July 18-26 as a result of restrictions relating to the covid-19 pandemic.
It will be the first time the prestigious major has not been staged at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool since the tournament began in 1994.
The top 16 players in the PDC Order of Merit will be joined by the 16 highest ranked players from the ProTour Order of Merit.
Rob Cross is the defending champion after he claimed the crown for the first time by defeating Michael Smith 18-13 in the final 12 months ago.
Michael van Gerwen, the 2015 and 2016 champion, is the number one seed, ahead of reigning World Champion and 2017 World Matchplay runner-up Peter Wright.
Gary Anderson and James Wade are the only other previous winners in the field, while Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price and Premier League stars Nathan Aspinall, Glen Durrant and Daryl Gurney are among the other key contenders.
Four players will make their debut in this year’s tournament: Portugal’s Jose De Sousa, Germany’s Gabriel Clemens, Newcastle’s Ryan Joyce and Belgium’s Dimitri van den Bergh.
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How to watch World Matchplay Darts streamed live online
1) Go to Bet365.com via this special link
2) Register an account and make a first deposit up to £100 to receive up to £100 in Bet Credits (18+ only, T&Cs apply)
3) Once registered, go to the sports homepage and select ‘Darts’ from the left-hand menu
4) Select the play icon next to the match in progress and the live stream window will appear