Beijing (CHN) should have a major say in the outcome of the tournament after a heroic effort at the Sukhbaatar Challenger, where they made the final without a sub.
Karlis Lasmanis aka 'Batman' put his superhero cape on and produced an inspired effort that was ultimately in vain as they ran out of gas against Antwerp TOPdesk in the final.
While a reloaded Beijing will be eying their fourth title of the season, Lasmanis' former team Riga are still seeking to break their drought.
The third seeds will have to do it the hard way without their usual scorers, but Chinese players Yue Hongbo and Xingrui Wu are hoping to pick up the slack.
Fourth seeds Futian (CHN) have gone through an alarming slump and will be keen to get back to their strong early season form.
Superstars Dimeo van der Horst and Thibaut Vervoort are both in the line-up and you just know they'll be keen to get Futian back on track.
There are plenty of teams who could go all the way starting with Paris (FRA), who have a Challenger title under their belt this season although will be without superstar Franck Seguela.
Wuxi (CHN) looms as a threat having won the recent Yichang Challenger with sharpshooter Marko Radonjic and young unicorn Jiaren Zhao making their mark in 3x3.
Toronto KBA (CAN) have shown flashes and will hope flying the Canadian flag can inspire them to great heights, while NY Harlem (USA) led by legendary Dominique Jones aka 'Disco Domo' must always be taken seriously.
If sniper Almond Vosotros creates a heatwave in Quebec then Pasig TNT (PHI) can go on a giant-killing run.
Pool A: Amsterdam HiPRO (NED), Toronto KBA (CAN), San Juan (PUR) Pool B: Beijing (CHN), NY Harlem (USA), Qualifier Pool C: Riga (LAT), Wuxi (CHN), Pasig TNT (PHI) Pool D: Futian (CHN), Paris (FRA), Qualifier
What's at stake
The top 3 teams in Quebec will qualify for the Cebu Masters on September 23-24, 2023, as part of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour.
How to watch
The two-day extravaganza is on August 19-20 and you can follow it live on the FIBA 3x3 YouTube and Facebook pages.