Anderson withdraws from PDC Home Tour due to poor WiFi connection
Gary Anderson was meant to be part of the PDC Home Tour line-up, a tournament which kicks off tonight with his World Cup of Darts teammate Peter Wright but instead he will not be involved due to a poor WiFi connection.
Due to the nature of the tournament and it being streamed to not only the other player; but also the general public; a good WiFi connection is needed and this is something 'The Flying Scotsman' admits isn't the case.
“I was up for it but when we did tests of my WiFi, it’s just not reliable enough," said Anderson to The Sun.
“It doesn’t surprise me. I struggle to pay bills online in my house, it’s really frustrating.
“I did want to take part. It would have been something different to try and win.”
Anderson took to Twitter after the story broke to share a screenshot of his speed test on Twitter; this shows his speed came to 0.97 Mbps; with participants asked for a stable 3mbps to take part.
He joins Michael van Gerwen in not being involved in the tournament; which will see four players face off every night.
Like alluded to the first night will see Wright involved alongside Peter Jacques, Jamie Lewis and Niels Zonneveld; with such players as Gerwyn Price, Dave Chisnall, Lisa Ashton and Scott Waites all to come in the next four days.