FORMER winner Michael Smith will join debutant Luke Littler at the bet365 US Darts Masters at Madison Square Garden later this year.

The pair are among eight PDC representatives confirmed for the World Series of Darts event in New York.

Teenage trailblazer Littler has created global headlines over recent months, reaching the World Championship final before landing a nine-darter on his way to celebrating Bahrain Darts Masters glory on his World Series debut in January.

The 17-year-old sensation will now set his sights on a second World Series of Darts crown when the sport's biggest names take on eight North American representatives in The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 31 & June 1.

2024 World Champion Luke Humphries, the world number one, and reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will headline the star-studded 16-player field, alongside former US Darts Masters winners Michael Smith and Nathan Aspinall.

Three other former World Champions - Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price and Rob Cross - will also return to 'The Big Apple', as the PDC visits New York for a third consecutive year.

PDC Tour Card Holders Matt Campbell, Jules van Dongen and Danny Lauby will head up the eight North American competitors, with Grand Slam of Darts quarter-finalist Stowe Buntz assured of qualification following his 2023 CDC Continental Cup triumph.

The 2024 CDC Cross-Border Challenge winner will also earn a place in the field following April's event in Michigan City, Indiana, along with a further three players from the CDC Qualifiers, which are set to take place from May 17-19.

Alongside the US Darts Masters, the bet365 North American Championship will also be staged on Saturday June 1, as the eight North American competitors go head-to-head for that title and a spot in the 2024/25 Paddy Power World Darts Championship.

2024 bet365 US Darts Masters & North American Championship May 31-June 1, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York.

2024 bet365 US Darts Masters field.

PDC Representatives.

Luke Humphries.

Michael van Gerwen.

Michael Smith.

Nathan Aspinall.

Gerwyn Price.

Rob Cross.

Peter Wright.

Luke Littler.

North American Representatives.

Matt Campbell.

Jules van Dongen.

Danny Lauby.

Stowe Buntz.

2024 CDC Cross-Border Challenge Winner.

3x CDC Qualifiers.