Nent deal brings World Series of Darts to Copenhagen

The Professional Darts Corporation has announced Copenhagen, Denmark as the second destination on next year’s World Series of Darts calendar.

The Forum Copenhagen will host the two-day Nordic Darts Masters, which joins the World Series for the 2020 season, on June 12-13.

The Nordic Masters is run by the PDC in partnership with Sweden-based streaming company Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group, which will broadcast the event across Scandinavia.

Kim Mikkelsen, head of sport at Nent Group said: “Innovative partnerships and top-class entertainment are what Nent Group is all about, and we’ve hit the target once more by delivering world-class darts to the Nordic region for the very first time.”

Copenhagen has staged PDC European Tour events in each of the last two years, and has become a key market as the PDC continues to target international growth for the sport. The body’s chief executive Matt Porter described the staging of the Nordic Darts Masters as “a milestone in darts’ ongoing global growth story.”

The Danish capital joins New York City on the calendar, following last week’s announcement that Madison Square Garden will host top-class darts for the first time, as the series-opening US Darts Masters moves from Las Vegas.

As well as the US event, the PDC has also confirmed that Hamilton, New Zealand will host the NZ Masters on August 21-22.