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Masters 2023: Augusta National to host livestream video game tournament on eve of Masters

Between using the word "meh" in a Masters promo last Friday and letting the boys from Dude Perfect through the gates last year, it's quite clear that Augusta National is dead serious when it comes to getting with the times.

The club announced its latest "How do you do, fellow kids?" move on Monday, revealing it would be hosting the Road to the Masters Invitational inside of the Press Building on Sunday, April 2, the eve of the 2023 Masters. It is a livestream, video game tournament that pits participants from the sports, entertainment and gaming worlds against one another in the new EA Sports PGA Tour: Road to the Masters video game.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. ET on April 2, and will run until 8 p.m. ET. It will be streamed on the following platforms and channels: Masters.com; @TheMasters on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook; @EA on Twitch; @EASportsPGATour on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube; @EASports on Facebook; ESPN+ and the ESPN app. For those who can't tune in that Sunday evening, an edited version of the show will be broadcast on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. 

The full list of participants in the event will be revealed at a later date. That said, we do know who will be calling the tournament. Golf Channel's Rich Lerner will serve as host, while Amanda Renner of CBS and ESPN’s Michael Collins and Marty Smith will provide live analysis. 

As for the rules and format, four teams of two players will play alternate-shot format in the new EA Sports game. After nine holes, the top two teams will advance to a three-hole, alternate-shot final round at Amen Corner (holes 11-13 at Augusta National).

EA Sports PGA Tour: Road to the Masters will go on sale Friday, April 7, with an early access release on Tuesday, April 4.