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Corona has forced darts players to take a long break. It's no wonder that a lot of things have been thought of here. Because not only in the PDC professional circuit, but also in the amateur area, the desire for a game of darts increased.

In the long run, it's less fun to throw at the dartboard alone. For this reason, the so-called webcam darts is becoming increasingly popular .

In this blog post we would like to take a closer look at what playing darts online is all about. In any case, a small boom in this area cannot be denied.

Online darts: the PDC Home Tour 2020 - professionals show how it's done

As terrible as the epidemic has been, it has also brought some ideas to the table. The effects on the  PDC were serious and therefore new ideas were needed, which fortunately came quickly .

Darts in particular depends largely on the atmosphere that the spectators create in the large halls . However, since the top PDC players are professionals, the PDC reacted and spontaneously launched a so-called “ PDC Home Tour ”.

Playing darts online at least brought a little more fun into the game . But what was born out of necessity is still relevant and is often used among friends.

The PDC professionals play against each other via internet broadcast on 32 consecutive evenings. Classic webcam darts. The streaming provider DAZN broadcasts the PDC Home Tour.

Here it becomes clear that these could actually be normal hobby players, because the internet connection and quality of the transmission are not always optimal . But what's the point - better than no darts at all.

Many hobby players seem to think this too and are increasingly turning to this method to stay in shape . Because playing darts online against others simply makes you more fun and is not as monotonous as throwing at the target alone.

Online darts tournaments among friends are still all the rage and, especially because many people live in other cities or even other parts of the world, playing online darts is perfect for competing against each other  501 darts to play and compete.

Online darts

But how does webcam darts actually work?

Online darts is not a new invention. In the e-dart sector there are now machines that even have an integrated camera that broadcast the opponent live and display it on a screen.

This makes it possible for e-dart players to play against opponents all over the world. But these machines are not cheap and are probably simply far too expensive for private use. So back to the steel dart .

In order to play darts online against real opponents around the world, you first need

Now there are various providers that allow you to find players and play with them using software . We would like to go into this in more detail in a moment.

The process of playing web darts is simple. You throw three darts , enter the number of points thrown on your laptop and now wait until your opponent has done the same before you throw your next three darts.

Using the software you use for this, you can play a normal leg and you can also see the number of points your opponent has . It makes sense, because otherwise you and your opponent would each have to enter the points individually and cheating could occur.

The rule here is: Be honest and don't tarnish the sport by entering incorrect scores!

How does webcam darts work?

Which webcam software providers are there in Germany for playing darts online?

For amateur players, there are two softwares that are currently commonly used by amateur players. In the following lines we would like to introduce them and explain a little about the differences.

The best-known provider of webcam darts is probably WDA Germany . The WDA Germany has long been offering playing via webcam against opponents from Germany.

There are now even entire leagues that are organized and played online by the WDA. What is also very interesting in this context is that players are even warned or punished if they demonstrate misconduct that makes playing via webcam impossible - for example, late or no communication with the opponent after a shot or a leg .

  • The WDA points out that the camera that points at the board is explicitly not the laptop camera , but an external one that is set up so that the dartboard can be seen as best as possible by the opponent.
  • In the next step you have to register on the homepage . This step is free . You then have to register again with an email address and a made-up player name .
  • Now you get to the so-called “lobby” of the system . Here you can contact other players via chat and ask for a match. Other players can also challenge you here.

It is therefore easy to use and quickly explained to everyone.

However, there is one thing you should keep in mind: There are a huge number of English-speaking players playing on this platform, so a small minimum level of English knowledge certainly cannot be a disadvantage here.

Which webcam software providers are there?

The alternative: Lidarts – very up-and-coming

In addition to, there is also a second alternative that is becoming increasingly popular, especially among German players. We're talking about the site At Lidarts you not only have the opportunity to play against real opponents around the world , but you can also train against a computer version .

Admittedly, this is not a groundbreaking novelty , considering that numerous apps already offer this service. Nevertheless, you have the opportunity to train here and against the computer  Dart triple or  Shanghai darts practice. This is still more interesting than training alone.

What's interesting about playing darts online is that you don't even necessarily need a webcam to play. Very interesting. As a newbie, you can click through the website once. You can even follow ongoing matches without logging in - of course without camera transmission, but at least the scoreboard. This is how you can play darts for free – even without a webcam .

In contrast to WDA Germany, Lidarts is still at the very beginning and in a development phase . The website is completely free and can be supported with donations for future improvement.

The principle of playing darts with a webcam is similar to that of the WDA. However, Lidarts defines itself as an open source website because it is a completely simple and freely accessible way for everyone to try out Webcamdarts.

The alternative: Lidarts

So do you have to buy a webcam now?

So our recommendation here is: As a newbie, it certainly makes sense to try out Lidarts first to see whether Webcamdarts is something for you at all. Once you are a little more experienced , you can also use the WDA Germany service to play online. However, the regulations here are a little stricter than with Lidarts.


Webcamdart has its advantages and disadvantages , of course. Nevertheless, it can be very interesting if, for example, you want to play a little darts with friends and acquaintances from other cities or countries.

Here you can play darts online and use the webcam so you can play together  You can play fun dart games without having to travel for miles. This dart option also has the advantage that you can play a game in between and don't always have to drive to the club or the nearest dart bar.

The disadvantage is that the cameras don't always show everything exactly and you often have to guess what your opponent has thrown. Nevertheless, Webcamdart is definitely an option, which is why you should definitely try it out . This way you can form your own opinion and see whether you like it or not.

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