||FIBA 3x3 WORLD TOUR
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour was first launched in 2012 and saw the team from San Juan, Puerto Rico, crowned champion at the World Tour Final in Miami, USA. It consists of five Masters tournaments, before culminating with the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final.
The 2013 edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour was played according to the following schedule:
Tokyo Masters, Japan - 20-21 July
San Juan Masters, Puerto Rico - 10-11 August
Prague Masters, Czech Republic - 24-25 August
Lausanne Masters, Switzerland - 30-31 August
Rio de Janeiro Masters, Brazil - 14-15 September
3x3 World Tour Final, Istanbul, Turkey - 4-5 October (12 teams: best two teams from each Masters and the winners of two events organised in Turkey)
Teams qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour from a worldwide network of 60 World Tour Qualifiers.
The standard format for each FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters and the final sees 12 teams divided into three groups of four teams playing in a round-robin first round against their three respective group opponents. The top-two placed teams from each group and the two best third-placed teams advance to a standard knockout round which starts at the quarter-finals stage.
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour events 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, basketball fans and passers-by will be able to participate in 3x3 games and tournaments.