PDC and NENT shift inaugural Nordic Darts Masters to 2021
The Nordic Darts Masters, a new event being staged by the Professional Darts Corporation in conjunction with Nordic Entertainment Group, the regional media giant, has been pushed back to June 2021 because of the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The inaugural tournament was slated for Copenhagen this June, and then delayed to October as the virus spread.
However, the PDC said today it will now debut from 11 to 13 June, 2021.
The Nordic Darts Masters will form part of next year's World Series of Darts, which will begin in New York in early June with the US Darts Masters.
In August the World Series will visit Australia for a double-header in Townsville and Wollongong before crossing the Tasman Sea to Hamilton for the NZ Darts Masters.
Matt Porter, chief executive of the PDC, said: “There had been a great deal of anticipation for the Nordic Darts Masters, and whilst the event cannot now proceed in 2020 we’re already looking forward to visiting Forum Copenhagen next June.
“The Nordic and Baltic region has enjoyed real growth in recent years and it has been encouraging to see the development of players, and the Nordic Darts Masters will be a great opportunity for them to show their talents on a global stage against the biggest names in the sport next June.”
The Nordic Darts Masters will be shown live on NENT's Viaplay streaming service and free-TV channels across the Nordic region.
NENT already holds rights to top PDC events such as the World Darts Championship, Premier League, World Matchplay, World Grand Prix and Grand Slam of Darts.