||FIBA 3x3 WORLD TOUR
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour is the pinnacle event of an 'open' network of FIBA endorsed tournaments, for which any group of four players - regardless of their nationality - could potentially qualify by registering a team and taking part in a lower level or regional tournament, eventually making their way to one of the five world Masters, and why not to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final.
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour was launched in 2012 and currently consists of five Masters tournaments as well as the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final.
The 2012 edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour is played according to the following schedule:
Sao Paulo Masters, Brazil: 14-15 July
Vladivostok Masters, Russia: 21 July
New York Masters, USA: 18-19 August
Istanbul Masters, Turkey: 1-2 September
Madrid Masters, Spain: 7-8 September
Miami Final, USA, 21-23 September
More info on 3x3worldtour.com
Teams qualify for the 3x3 World Tour from a worldwide network of 70 World Tour Qualifiers.
The competition format for all World Tour events (Masters and Final) sees the teams divided groups for a round-robin first round, while the top 8 teams progress to the Quarter-Finals where the tournament continues in a standard knock-out format.
The World Tour events will also extend beyond the games of the tournament proper, seeing the participating players take part in individual skills challenges, welcoming top street artists and DJs, while - in keeping with FIBA's 3x3 For Everyone philosophy - spectators and basketball fans and passers-by will be able to take part in so-called mass participation 3x3 games and tournaments.