Competition Network

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Road to World Tour

Pro Season and All Qualifiers

  • 10 World Tour
  • 9 Challengers
  • 8 Quest Finals
  • 7 Quest Stops & Satellite Finals
Dusan Bulut wearing Serbia jersey

National Teams

World and Zone Cups

  • 9 World & Zone Cups
  • 8 U18 World & Zone Cups + U23 Nations League
  • 7 Other U23 events
  • 6 Other Events

Simplified, there are three types of FIBA 3x3 endorsed events:

  • Pro circuit events: For city-based pro teams
  • National team events: For national teams of basketball federations.
  • Grassroots events (also known as 'endorsed' events): Open to all teams, all ages and all skill levels

All events operate under the same in-court rules and off-court regulations, creating an interconnected competition pyramid. A team might get together into a local recreational event, hit it off - both chemistry- and result-wise - and later find themselves competing as FIBA 3x3 professionals on the World Tour. A 3x3 national team coach may spot a basketball prospect from the World Tour and make a player’s dream to play for her/his country possible in a new and exciting way. Or basketball crazy people just want to do what’s most fun in basketball - just play.

Quick competition network glossary

Challengers – stand-alone events from which the best teams qualify to a pre-determined World Tour Masters.

Event levels – a coding, displayed with colors and numbered from 10 to 1, signaling the quality of competition

Quests – a multi-tournament qualification tour which ends in a Quest final, the best teams of which qualify to a pre-determined World Tour Masters.

Quest Final – the final tournament of a Quest, which sends the best teams to a World Tour Master.

World Tour – a multi-stop tour for the crème de la crème.

World Tour Final – the final tournament of the World tour for the best 12 teams based on the World Tour standings

World Tour Masters – an individual tournament, each of which has a unique qualification path.

Regulation Documents

TypeDocument nameUpdated
pdfNational Team Handbook01/11/2019
pdfFIBA 3x3 Basketball Rules - Full version29/08/2019
pdfFIBA 3x3 Branding Guidelines01/06/2019
pdfFIBA 3x3 Official Competitions Player Entry Form 201931/01/2019
pdfFIBA 3x3 Men's Pro Circuit Handbook 201931/01/2019
pdfAnnex 1 to FIBA 3x3 Men's Pro Circuit Handbook 201930/01/2019
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - 3x3 - Book 601/01/2019
pdfFIBA 3x3 TV Manual 201901/01/2017
TypeDocument nameUpdated
pdfFIBA General Statutes 201914/01/2019
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - General Provisions - Book 113/01/2019
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - Competitions - Book 212/01/2019
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - Players and Officials - Book 311/01/2019
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - Anti-doping - Book 410/01/2019
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - Governing the Zones - Book 509/01/2019