Ryder Cup

PGA of America and Battlefy Announce Inaugural PGA of America eSeries

September 26, 2023



Editors: For photos of the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, click here.

FRISCO, Texas (September 26, 2023) – The PGA of America and global eSports platform Battlefy are thrilled to announce the inception of the PGA of America eSeries. This tournament leverages EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, the newly launched next gen golf game that features the Ryder Cup as well as all four majors in men’s golf. The collaboration aims to bridge the worlds of golf and eSports, bringing together golf enthusiasts and gamers alike.

The PGA of America eSeries will run alongside the iconic Ryder Cup, played at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 2023,  and will be structured in a three-stage format, with separate brackets for both Xbox and PlayStation platforms. Registration will open September 26, 2023 and will culminate with a Championship Event on October 21, 2023.

EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, which launched in April and has featured five new content updates to the game during every major moment of the golf season, is powered by EA’s Frostbite™ engine, allowing players to experience some of the world’s most prominent golf destinations in stunning 4K. In addition to the Ryder Cup and all four men’s majors, the game features over 30 bucket list courses.

"The PGA of America eSeries represents an evolution in how we engage with the next generation of golfers," said Jeff Price, Chief Commercial Officer, PGA of America. "This collaboration with Battlefy amplifies our commitment to grow interest and participation in the game of golf through our more than 29,000 PGA of America Golf Professionals. By embracing modern gaming culture, we can continue introducing this game we love to all through additional relevant and exciting channels."

The eSeries is not just about competition; it's about rewarding dedication, skill, passion and being part of a unique community. Participants compete to claim a piece of an impressive prize pool that includes eSports rewards of 1.5 Million PP (Premium Currency), 15 Million RP and 20 Million XP, in addition to thousands in cash.

“As with any great competitive experience, we value the spirit of both performance and participation,” said Robert Zliehovec, Head of League Operations, Battlefy. “While the winners will earn fame, glory and a handsome prize, there will also be participation rewards for everyone that competes. So whether you're an aficionado on the greens, an avid gamer or simply someone who enjoys a good competition, the PGA of America eSeries is definitely a unique experience to not miss out on.”

Registration details and further information are available at battlefy.com/easports-pga-rydercup.

About the PGA of America

The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, composed of more than 29,000 PGA of America Golf Professionals who love the game, are expert coaches, operators and business leaders, and work daily to drive interest and participation in the sport. The PGA of America owns and operates numerous championships and events, including major championships for men, women, seniors and the Ryder Cup, one of the world’s foremost sporting events. For more information, visit PGA.com and follow us on X, formerly known as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Battlefy

Trusted by over 300,000 organizations globally, Battlefy’s gaming platform is the standard for creating, managing, and discovering eSports experiences. Our technology and global event services are the backbone behind competitions across the entire competitive pyramid – from casual, to highschool / collegiate, to professional.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.

In fiscal year 2023, EA posted GAAP net revenue of approximately $7.4 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality brands such as EA SPORTS FC™, Battlefield™, Apex Legends™, The Sims™, Madden NFL, Need for Speed™, Titanfall™, Plants vs. Zombies™ and F1®. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.

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Media Contacts
Jesse Dodson, PGA of America, jdodson@pgahq.com

Eli Bertsch, Battlefy Technologies Inc., media@battlefy.com