MIES (Switzerland) / BARCELONA (Spain)- The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and celebrity streamer Ibai Llanos will partner to host the first edition of the FIBA 3x3 Streamers Tournament, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain on September 12, 2022.
Some of the most popular streamers on the planet will lace up their sneakers and step on a 3x3 court to compete in a real competition with FIBA 3x3 rules. The event will be broadcast live by Ibai on his Twitch Channel, which ranks fourth in the world with more than 11.5 million followers. The participants will be announced closer to the event.
This collaboration with Ibai, who won the Best Streamer of the World Award twice, demonstrates 3x3’s attractiveness and FIBA’s willingness to engage with a young new audience.
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On July 24, 2021, 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.
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