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3x3 is a one-hoop-only basketball game played by 3 players (and one substitute) on each team, it includes inter alia 1x1, 2x2, skill contests and pick-ups

3x3 Competition Network

3x3 Competition Network is a FIBA-steered hierarchised system of 3x3 competitions integrating and comprising of the 3x3 Official Competitions as well as all (and only) FIBA-endorsed events

FIBA-endorsed event

Any event accepting the FIBA-endorsement terms

3x3 Official Competitions

Olympic Tournaments, FIBA 3x3 World Championships (incl. U18), FIBA Zone 3x3 Championships (incl. U18), FIBA 3x3 World Tour and FIBA 3x3 All Stars

3x3 World Tour

A 3x3 competition organised under supervision of FIBA and comprised of several World Tour Masters and one World Tour Final, with 12 teams representing a city participating in each event; players are free to form teams

3x3 World Tour Qualifier

A 3x3 competition organised by a FIBA-designee where at least one team will qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters in the corresponding catchment area; there are two kind of 3x3 Qualifiers: Quest and Challengers.

3x3 Quest

A 3x3 Qualifier comprised of at least three inter-connected events, with at least 150 participating teams in all categories and events, being open to anybody.

3x3 Challenger

A 3x3 Qualifier comprised of one stand-alone, international tournament with prize money limited to 16 invitational teams.

3x3 Satellite

A Satellite is a 3x3 Tour or single event that is yet too small to be eligible to be a direct WT Qualifier – therefore winning teams of these events are directed by FIBA to suitable 3x3 Challengers.

3x3 Individual World Ranking

3x3 Individual World Ranking is a ranking of all players registered in based on the ranking points collected at FIBA-endorsed events and pick-ups

3x3 Federation Ranking

3x3 Federation Ranking is the ranking of all National Federations based on the 3x3 Individual World Ranking points of their top 100 nationals (with a confirmed FIBA 3x3 profile) in the respective category (men, women, U18 men, U18 women) is a players-centric digital platform and games repository

3x3 Backend

3x3 Backend is a database that allows Zones and National Federations to extract reports, follow the 3x3 activity on their respective territory and register players to national-team based 3x3 Official Competitions

Event Maker

FIBA’s freeware to organise 3x3 events

Cut-off for national-team 3x3 Official Competitions

The 12.00 UTC hours of the day in which the 3x3 Federation Ranking is calculated to determine the qualified teams to a World Championships or Youth Olympic Games; if on such date no rankings are calculated, then the valid ranking will be pushed back to the first day in which the rankings are calculated

Eligibility of National Federations members

Three FIBA-endorsed events in the territory of the given federation during the 12 months precedent to the cut-off date and E-learning certified

Eligibility of players

Confirmed FIBA 3x3 profile at time of registration of the players to a 3x3 Official Competition

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