Michael van Gerwen goes to the play-offs of the Premier League as number one of the regular phase.

The Dutch darter thus earns a bonus of 25,000 pounds (almost 29,000 euros).

Nathan Aspinall had to win in the sixteenth and last round of play on Thursday to still claim the lead, but the Englishman lost to José de Sousa: 3-8

The Portuguese already made an impression in the first leg by throwing out 120 with three times double twenty in a row and came to an excellent average of 103.25 per three arrows.

De Sousa ends the regular phase in second place.

He will again face Aspinall in the semi-finals on Friday, who dropped to third place.

Van Gerwen, who will meet Peter Wright on Thursday, will take on Dimitri Van den Bergh or Jonny Clayton in the semi-final battle.

In the last match of the regular phase, they decide who finishes fourth and receives the last ticket for the play-offs.