Watch The 2021 Snooker World Championship Live From Anywhere in the World

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On April 17th 2021, at 11.00 CET the first week of the World Snooker Championship kicked off in Sheffield, England. Over the course of a few weeks, it will be determined who the next world champion is going to be, with the final match taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of May.

Watching it is easy, seeing as the entire tournament will be broadcast live on Eurosport, available throughout Europe. However, even if you find yourself outside of Europe, and you still want to watch the Snooker World Championships, there is a solution. With a VPN, you can change your IP address to that of a European one, giving you access to Eurosport, from wherever you are in the world. And seeing as the championship matches take place over a span of about three weeks, you can still stay within the 30-day money-back guarantee that most VPN providers offer. Meaning you only have to pay for the Eurosport subscription!

Where can I Watch The Snooker World Championship?

As mentioned, the official broadcaster for this year’s Snooker World Championship is Eurosport. Sometimes the matches will be broadcast on Eurosport 1, sometimes on Eurosport 2 and all of them will be available to you if you have a subscription to the Eurosport Player website. You can get a subscription and watch all of Eurosport’s live streams on their own website, which will only set you back about €6.99.

How to Watch The Snooker World Championship Outside of Europe?

If you are currently outside of Europe, you will need to change your IP address to a European IP address in order to gain access to Eurosport Player. With this European IP, you will be able to get a subscription to Eurosport Player, no matter where you are. You can easily change your IP address with a VPN. If you pick the right VPN, you can get your money back after the tournament, making it so you only have to pay for one month of Eurosport. This will give you access to all of Eurosport’s live streams, including the Snooker World Championship. Read on to see an easy step-by-step guide on how to get a European IP address using a VPN (you can check your IP’s location here).

Watching Snooker Through Eurosport Using a VPN

  1. Pick a good VPN with plenty of servers in Europe. We’ve seen a lot of people have success with either ExpressVPN or NordVPN. Both are excellent VPNs with 30-day money-back guarantees. Check out the possibilities of trying out ExpressVPN and NordVPN for free. We chose NordVPN, seeing as it’s the cheaper and more well-known option:
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  3. After picking a VPN, get a subscription to said VPN.
  4. Download and install the VPN. With NordVPN, this is done easily by following the clear steps on their website.
  5. Open the VPN’s software and connect to a server in Europe. Keep the VPN running in the background.
  6. Go to the Eurosport Player website (eurosportplayer.com) and click on ‘Subscribe’.
  7. Go through the signup process and pick a payment method that suits you best.
  8. After signing up, you should be able to watch the various live streams on Eurosport using the Eurosport Player.
  9. Every time there is a snooker match you want to see, just turn on your VPN to the right server and use Eurosport Player. Happy viewing!

2021 Snooker World Championship Schedule and Participants

As of right now, this is the schedule for the 2021 Snooker World Championship, including seedings:

First Round

Date Players
17 April 2021 Ronnie O’Sullivan (ENG, 1) vs. Mark Joyce (ENG)
17 & 18 April 2021 Neil Robertson (AUS, 3) vs. Liang Wenbo (CHN)
17 & 18 April 2021 Stephen Maguire (SCO, 8) vs. Jamie Jones (WAL)
17 & 18 April 2021 Yan Bingtao (CHN, 10) vs. Martin Gould (ENG)
17 & 18 April 2021 David Gilbert (ENG, 15) vs. Chris Wakelin (ENG)
18 & 19 April 2021 Anthony McGill (SCO, 16) vs. Ricky Walden (ENG)
18 & 19 April 2021 John Higgins (SCO, 5) vs. Tian Pengfei (CHN)
19 & 20 April 2021 Ding Junhui (CHN, 9) vs. Stuart Bingham (ENG)
19 & 20 April 2021 Jack Lisowski (ENG, 14) vs. Ali Carter (ENG)
19 & 20 April 2021 Kyren Wilson (ENG, 6) vs. Gary Wilson (ENG)
20 April 2021 Mark Allen (NIR, 13) vs. Lyu Haotian (CHN)
20 & 21 April 2021 Barry Hawkins (ENG, 11) vs. Matthew Selt (ENG)
20 & 21 April 2021 Judd Trump (ENG, 2) vs. Liam Highfield (ENG)
21 April 2021 Mark Williams (WAL, 12) vs. Sam Craigie (ENG)
21 & 22 April 2021 Mark Selby (ENG, 4) vs. Kurt Maflin (NOR)
21 & 22 April 2021 Shaun Murphy (ENG, 7) vs. Mark Davis (ENG)

Second Round

Date Players
22 & 23 April 2021 Ronnie O’Sullivan (ENG, 1) vs. Anthony McGill (SCO, 16)
22, 23 & 24 April 2021 Neil Robertson (AUS, 3) vs. Jack Lisowski (ENG, 14)
23 & 24 April 2021 Barry Hawkins (ENG, 11) vs. Kyren Wilson (ENG, 6)
23 & 24 April 2021 John Higgins (SCO, 5) vs. Mark Williams (WAL, 12)
24, 25 & 26 April 2021 Mark Allen (NIR, 13) vs. Mark Selby (ENG, 4)
24, 25 & 26 April 2021 Shaun Murphy (ENG, 7) vs. Yan Bingtao (CHI, 10)
25 & 26 April 2021 Stuart Bingham (ENG) vs. Jamie Jones (WAL)
25 & 26 April 2021 David Gilbert (ENG, 15) vs. Judd Trump (ENG, 2)

Quarter-finals

Date Players
27 & 28 April 2021 Anthony McGill (SCO, 16) vs. Stuart Bingham (ENG)
27 & 28 April 2021 Mark Williams (WAL, 12) vs. Mark Selby (ENG, 4)
27 & 28 April 2021 Neil Robertson (AUS, 3) vs. Kyren Wilson (ENG, 6)
27 & 28 April 2021 Shaun Murphy (ENG, 7) vs. Judd Trump (ENG, 2)

Semi-finals

Date Players
29, 30 April & 1 May 2021 Stuart Bingham (ENG) vs. Mark Selby (ENG, 4)
29, 30 April & 1 May 2021 Kyren Wilson (ENG, 6) vs. Shaun Murphy (ENG, 7)

Finals

Date Players
2 & 3 May 2021 Mark Selby (ENG, 4) vs. Shaun Murphy (ENG, 7)
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