The FIBA 3x3 competition network is organized in a pyramidal system split into:

  • National team competitions are played by national federations
  • Pro Circuit is played by teams representing cities for the men and countries for the women
  • Grassroots events

All those competitions are captured by play.fiba3x3 (FIBA’s digital repository for 3x3 events worldwide) and are taken into account for ranking calculation purposes. Competitions are either standalone or series of tournaments.

Competition Network Structure


All National Team competitions are played yearly and in the following age categories:

  • World Cup – Open, U23 and U18
  • Zone Cup – Open and U17
  • Nations League - U23

World Cups have a dual qualification system: via federation ranking and Zone Cups (of previous year). Zone Cups and Nations League are open to all federations.

Competition Network National Team Structure

  • Nations League are played in conferences, with the top teams of each conference qualifying to the Final.
  • Zone Cups may have qualifiers if needed, depending on the number of registered federations.
  • World Cup may have a qualifier, too, in case of interest to host.


Simplifying, the professional circuit for men is composed of the World Tour and the Challengers.

The World Tour includes a regular season with a certain number of Masters and one Final, to which teams qualify based on regular season standings. The Challengers qualify to the World Tour Masters.

Both, the World Tour and the Challengers are FIBA 3x3 Official Competitions and are fed by qualifiers and the (team) ranking.

Competition Network Pro Men Structure

There are 3 kinds of Qualifiers: Lite Quest: qualifies one team to a Challenger Quest: usually qualifies to the qualification draw of a World Tour Super Quest: qualifies to the main draw of a World Tour

The destination of the various Qualifiers is also standardized:

Competition Network Qualifiers Structure


Simplifying, the professional circuit for women - known as the FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series - is composed of a regular season with a series of stops and a Final, to which teams qualify based on regular season standings.

Each National Federation is allowed to register 1 federation team, while patrons (such as brands, cities, etc) are allowed to register a so-called “commercial team”.

Competition Network Pro Women Structure

Regulation Documents

TypeDocument nameUpdated
pdfFIBA 3x3 Men's Pro Circuit Handbook 202409/11/2023
pdfFIBA 3x3 National Team Handbook 202326/05/2023
pdfAnnex 2 to FIBA 3x3 Men Pro Circuit Handbook24/04/2023
pdfAnnex 1 to Handbooks - Fine21/03/2023
pdfFIBA 3x3 Men's Pro Circuit Handbook 202301/02/2023
pdfFIBA 3x3 Official Competitions Player Entry Form01/02/2023
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - 3x3 - Book 620/03/2022
pdfFIBA 3x3 Men's Pro Circuit handbook 2023 Quick Guide17/03/2022
pdfFIBA 3x3 Women's Series Handbook 202408/03/2022
pdfAnnex 3 to FIBA 3x3 Men's Pro Circuit Handbook 2022 - Article 1103/03/2022
TypeDocument nameUpdated
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - Book 1 - Annex (Equipment)24/05/2023
pdfMen's Pro Circuit Wild Card Policy - 202331/05/2023
pdfFIBA General Statutes01/09/2021
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - General Provisions - Book 108/11/2020
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - Competitions - Book 207/11/2020
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - Players and Officials - Book 306/11/2020
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - Anti-doping - Book 405/11/2020
pdfFIBA Internal Regulations - Governing the Zones - Book 509/01/2020