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 competition types:

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 National-Team-related events

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 Final.

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).

Professional Circuit

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).

Open Category

U18 Category

FIBA also organise Zone Championships (open and U18 categories).

Beyond events 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).

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