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Luke Littler Wins 2024 Darts Premier League

Last night saw the conclusion of the 2024 Premier League Darts Play-Off Final as Luke Littler astonishingly and emphatically claimed victory in front of a record 14,000 crowd at the 02 Arena in London. 

It was an all Luke final as Luke Littler played Luke Humphries in what many anticipated to be one of the best finals in Premier League history and boy did it NOT disappoint! 

The two finalists for the World Championship earlier in the year averaged over 100 in their Finals debut.

This however was not enough for Humphries as the World No 1 and World Championship holder was unable to stop the INEVITABLE Luke Littler as he stormed on to the first PDC Major win of his darting career – at just 17 years old…

Luke Littler Wins 2024 Darts Premier League on Debut

It’s been a phenomenal debut campaign for Littler who finished top of the table on his debut campaign! 

This made him the youngest player to do so and also put to bed the early chatter about him “not being ready” or “deserving of a place”.

If that wasn’t enough for the critics, Littler came to Finals Night a man (though incredibly young man) on a mission. 

In the first semi-final match he made short work of Micheal Smith, beating him 10-5 on legs and recording a 100.30 average. 

Smith wasn’t at his best but you could feel the momentum was with Littler from the first leg and he was so composed in dispatching Smith that you’d think he’d been up there for a few decades – not months!

Luke Humphries also had a strong season finishing with an overall average of 100.46 and was joint top for nightly wins at 4. 

The 100+ average across the season showed what type of dominant and consistent form Humphries was in coming into his Premier League Finals as World No1. 

In the other semi-final matchup, Luke Humphries similarly dispatched of Michael Van Gerwen (who was a record 7 time winner of the tournament) with a calm and collected level of dominance.  

This set up a finals rematch mirroring the World Championship final pairing from earlier in the year. Basically cementing the two Luke’s as the current best players in the world. 

You don’t accidentally get to the final of 2 of the 3 biggest tournaments on the PDC calendar. Despite this being a debut season and Finals Night for both, there’s no doubt that these two are the players to beat in 2024. 

Well, only one Luke could raise the trophy and it was Luke Littler that capped off a fairytale season so far for the darting phenom. 

At just 17 years old, Littler became the youngest player to top the Premier League table and also the youngest player to win the Play-offs. 

To say his win against Humphries was convincing would be an understatement. 

10 x 180s, a 105.60 average and easily the moment of the night, a 9-darter 🤯

He joins the elite of the elite, Phil Taylor in becoming just the second player to hit a 9-darter in a Premier League final and this is something that’s clearly put the darting world on watch now. 

Most players hitting a 9-darter on this stage would be hit with a rush of adrenaline that would be hard to come down from but Littler showing composure way beyond his years remained consistent and beat Humphires 11-7 to secure victory. 

A lot, and we mean a lot, of people were critical of Littler being placed into the Premier League this year. Despite an incredible World Championship run, he was an unknown player that became an overnight star. 

Stardom doesn’t grant you special treatment over other players that have earned a place though…

Well, despite many thinking it was a mistake, Littler has sure showed them all and his statement pretty much sums it up for the young lad: 

On Monday (27th May) we’ll be posting a full and in-depth season review from the 2024 Darts Premier League so make sure you check it out on Decentdarts.com


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