Five of the 72 places in the 2018 William Hill World Championship have now been confirmed.

Japan’s Seigo Asada is the latest player to secure his spot in the tournament, which this year will offer a record £1,800,000 prize fund, after winning the PDJ Qualifier.

Asada joins America’s Willard Bruguier, New Zealand’s Cody Harris, Australia’s Gordon Mathers and Finland’s Kim Viljanen as the five players to qualify so far as international qualifiers.

The 72-player field for the Alexandra Palace event will be made up of the top 32 players on the PDC Order of Merit, the next top 16 players on the Pro Tour Order of Merit and 24 players from international qualifiers and the PDPA Qualifier.

2018 William Hill World Darts Championship (Qualified players so far)
Willard Bruguier (North American Darts Championship winner)
Cody Harris (DartsPlayers New Zealand Qualifier)
Gordon Mathers (DPA Pro Tour #1)
Kim Viljanen (PDCNB Order of Merit #1)
Seigo Asada (PDJ Qualifier)

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