Sixteen-year-old Luke Littler is making history at the World Darts Championship - and is now one win away from becoming the youngest-ever champion. 

Nicknamed 'The Nuke', the teenager's sensational performances have seen him become the youngest player to reach the final and have won plaudits from his fellow players. Luke Littler's history-making run at the World Darts Championship ended Wednesday when the 16-year-old sensation was beaten 7-4 in the final by Luke Humphries.

The unseeded Littler was debuted at the tournament and would have become the youngest winner of darts' biggest prize, but lost an epic match at the Alexandra Palace in London in the finals. 

At one point the teenager had the chance to take a 5-2 lead, only for world No. 1 Humphries to come back to win five straight sets, his first world title and 500,000 pounds ($630,000) in prize money. 

After the match this was said "Honestly, I was thinking in the back of my mind, 'Get this one now' because he's going to dominate world darts soon," Humphries said after lifting the trophy. "He's an incredible talent. I had to win this one tonight, but he's going to win plenty, I'm sure."

As runner-up, Littler won 200,000 pounds ($250,000) in prize money and is very likely to contend for major titles for years to come after making history by becoming the youngest finalist. He is a very special talent and could potentially become the world number one.