The FIBA 3x3 World Tour is the pinnacle event of an 'open' network of FIBA-endorsed 3x3 tournaments. Any group of four players - regardless of their nationality and representing a city - can qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour by taking part in a lower level/regional tournament, eventually making their way to the world stage.
Season 2017 consisted of seven Masters tournaments, before culminating with the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final.
14 FIBA 3x3 Challenger tournaments were played in the season 2017.
FIBA 3x3 World Tour events are famous for its dunk competitions. World-class dunkers such as Rafal Lipek and Jordan "Mission Impossible" Kilganon have wow'ed the fans time and time again throughout the seasons.
The format of the competition
Rounds: Dunkers have 75 seconds and 3 attempts per round to complete a dunk. An attempt means the dunker had the intention to dunk and he or the ball touched the rim and/or the backstop unit. The only exception to the 75-second-rule is the third round of the final where there is no time limit. The 75 seconds start running once the dunker's name is called up. The first successful dunk is considered the valid one. A dunk is considered successful if the ball does not leave the ring in an upward vertical direction after it has left the dunker's hand. The dunks are marked (0, 5-10) by each one of the 3 members of the jury.
Tie-breaker: In case of a tie, the tied players dunk again and the jury takes a majority decision.
Qualification: Dunkers compete by alphabetical order during two round on Day 2. The dunker with the highest scores advance to the semi-final.
Semi-Final: Three dunkers compete by alphabetical order during 2 rounds on Day 2. The 2 dunkers with the highest scores advance to the final.
Final: The 2 finalists compete during 3 rounds just after the Semi-Final, with the scores starting from zero and the dunker with the higher score in the semi-final going second. Prizes: The winner gets 2,500USD, the runner-up and third-place dunkers win 500USD in prize money.
In each FIBA 3x3 World Tour event, the best players compete for the honor of the best shooter.
Qualification (Day 1): Up to one player per World Tour team attempts 10 shots (all worth one point) from the top of the key (45 degree angle with 2 racks), players start at infinity with 21 seconds. The 4 players who score the most points in the shortest amount of time advance to the final. In case of a tie (same points and time), the tied players shoot again.
Final (Day 2): The 4 qualified players attempt 18 shots from four different locations: five from the right wing (45° angle from the baseline), five from the top of the arc (same location as qualification phase), five from the left wing (45° from the baseline) and three from the 3x3 logo. Shots from around the arc are worth 1 point, while shots from the 3x3 logo are worth 2 points. In case of a tie (same points and time), the tied players shoot again.
- 500 USD for the winner
- 5,000 USD for the winner who establish a new record
- 10,000 USD for the winner who establish a new record with a perfect 21 pts.
An MVP will be named after each Masters, at the end of the regular season (the day before the Final) and after the Final.
Fans will decide who is the Most Spectacular Player of each World Tour Masters by making his mixtape the most viewed of all 3 contestants. Besides he will be shortlisted for the most spectacular player of the year award at the end of the season.
2017 Prizes table (in USD):
|Position||Each Masters||WT Final||Pre-Final Standings|
All teams and players must comply with the FIBA 3x3 Pro Circuit handbook that is published for each season at the Documents section of fiba3x3.basketball.
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