Beyond elite competition, 3x3 basketball is all about playing. It is for everyone and can be played anywhere and everywhere. While FIBA is organising, endorsing, helping to host games and tournaments worldwide, you don't need to be a star and you don't need world class facilities in order to enjoy basketball.
Playing the game has never been easier, as FIBA has created 3x3planet.com, where players from all corners of the world, of any age and standard search for team-mates and opponents, organise games, find and subscribe to tournaments.
Results are recorded and integrated into a worldwide ranking system, which includes every registered player on the planet. Unlike most traditional team-sports, players are not restricted to just one tournament or even just one team. They can play at different tournaments, in different regions and countries, with different teammates.
Points accumulated by each player from their games and tournaments count towards two indicators of their 3x3 basketball level: the Ranking and the Ballerlevel.
Ranking is essentially the sum of the points collected over the past 12 months, where the number of points collectable at a given tournament will depend on the players final position and the level of the tournament.
Ballerlevel indicates the level of a player in relative terms by measuring the average performance of a player in relation to their playing record. Accordingly, the difference between two teams combined Ballerlevel provides, in terms of probability, the likely outcome of a game between them.
The level of the tournament is set within a system of colours for all 3x3 tournaments that indicates the size, quality and importance of an event in the international context of competitions. The colour of a tournament acts as a coefficient when calculating the points collected from a tournament (i.e. winning a higher level red tournament brings more points than winning a blue tournament).
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