3X3 COMPETITION NETWORK
3x3 Competition Network Structure
The structure of the worldwide 3x3 Competition Network - composed
of all FIBA-endorsed 3x3 events - is divided into ten colour-coded
levels competitions, and which belong to three distinct
FIBA 3x3 World Tour and all events on
the Road to the World Tour
Other city-based events not on the
Road to the World Tour
FIBA 3x3 World Championships and other
To focus on the FIBA 3x3 World
Tour and related events on the Road to the World Tour, the FIBA
3x3 World Tour (black) sits at the top of an "open" network of
FIBA-endorsed events, with the best teams from qualifiers held all
over the world gaining a ticket to compete in the World Tour
Masters tournaments and if successful, the FIBA 3x3 World Tour
There are two types of competitions that qualify for
the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, known collectively as World Tour
Qualifiers: Challengers and Quests' Final events (both red).
Quests are multi-tournament tours, with a set number of
regular events (purple) and a Final (red) that qualifies one or
several teams directly to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour.
Challengers (red) stand-alone international events that source the
best teams from Satellites Finals (brown) and that qualify one or
several teams to the FIBA 3X3 World Tour (black).
Any group of four players -regardless of their nationality and
representing a city- can take part in the 'open'nerwork of
FIBA-endorsed 3x3 tournaments, going all the way from the streets
to the flagship FIBA 3x3 event, the FIBA 3x3 World Tour.
Players can earn prize money at all levels, especially at the
World Tour Qualifier level with the stand-alone international
tournaments known as "challengers".
The FIBA 3x3 All Stars
is the season-ending event of the 3x3 basketball and brings
together the FIBA 3x3 World Tour winners and the best players in
the FIBA 3x3 Individual Ranking from all over the world.
National Team Events
The FIBA 3x3 World Championships are the top national-team
competition in 3x3 basketball. The players are selected by each
national federation according to the FIBA Central Board-approved
regulations where the 3x3 Federation Ranking is the main criteria
to identify the qualified teams.
Men's and women's
competitions are always held simultaneously and for the exact same
number of teams at the World Championships. In addition to team
competitions, individual contests are staged as well. Open World
Championships take place every two years (in even years), while
U18 World Championships are held on an annual basis. Olympic
Tournaments are considered as World Championships (thus Youth
Olympic Games are considered as U18 World Championships).
FIBA also organise Zone
Championships (open and U18 categories).
organised by FIBA, 3x3 basketball has been included in the
programme if several multi-sports events such as the Youth Olympic
Games, Asian Games, European Games, Mediterranean Games, African
Youth Games, Asian Beach Games and South Asian Beach Games, FISU
(The International University Sports Federation).