Darts at home
I used to sponsor a promising darts player from my home town.
I noticed on his Facebook that he is participating in the PDC Home Tour which starts on Friday.
Darts being played by two players in 2 different locations should adapt fairly easily to the Corona world as long as you can stream live pictures of the board & runway to player simultaneously.
“Darts fans will be able to watch PDC stars across 32 consecutive nights of live darts action as the PDC Home Tour launches this Friday.
Elite level darts will be brought from the living rooms of the pros to fans worldwide through live video calls, with players set to make history as part of the PDC’s first ever home-staged event.
All Tour Card Holders have been given the opportunity to take part in the PDC Home Tour, which will see four players in action every night.
A nightly league format will see all four competitors play each other once in matches played over the best of nine legs, with a winner crowned each night.
Following the conclusion of the initial 32 nights of league phase action, the 32 group winners will advance to the second phase of the competition.
With each night’s action commencing at 1930 BST, darts commentator Dan Dawson will be on hand to talk through proceedings, which will also include live score graphics on screen.
The 16 players who will compete across the first four nights of PDC Home Tour will be announced on Wednesday via the PDC’s official website and social media channels.”
In the new world I can see IRL live events becoming a very premium product to spectate.
With a price that relects that live events just don’t occur anywhere as much as they used to.
And they won’t need to.