There are a number of teams who can surprise the favorites starting with Sansar MMC Energy (MGL), who have struggled recently after an eye-catching start to the season.
But brace yourself for a typhoon hitting Wuxi because Anand Ariunbold is ready to make it rain for the whole two days.
Hometown heroes Wuxi (CHN) arrive confident after they finished second in Novi Sad, but their painful defeat in the final to Partizan will surely motivate them here.
We're especially interested in watching young gun Jiaren Zhao, who is a 3x3 unicorn because this big fella has all the skills in his tool box.
Warsaw Lotto (POL) have not been able to make it past Day One from three previous events this season and will need walking bucket Przemyslaw Zamojski to find the shooter's touch for them to make the knockout stage.
Utrecht (NED) will be eying a Day Two berth but their chances might hinge on how they fare against 3x3 wizard Mac Tallo, who is the main man for Manila Chooks (PHI).
Pool A: Vienna (AUT), Warsaw Lotto (POL), Qualifier Pool B: Raudondvaris Hoptrans (LTU), Wuxi (CHN), Kuala Lumpur (MAS) Pool C: Beijing (CHN), Utrecht (NED), Manila Chooks (PHI) Pool D: Partizan (SRB), Sansar MMC Energy (MGL), Antananarivo (MAD)
What's at stake
The top 3 teams in Wuxi will qualify for the Shanghai Masters on October 14-15, 2023, as part of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour.
How to watch
The two-day extravaganza is on July 22-23 and you can follow it live on the FIBA 3x3 YouTube and Facebook pages.