The FIBA 3x3 World Championships
The FIBA 3x3 World Championships is the leading 3x3 national-team event and will take place in Moscow, Russia.
Between 5 and 8 June, 96 men's and 96 women's players from 35 countries will come head to head in the luxurious Luzhniki Park with the colossal Luzhniki Stadium serving a unique urban backdrop.
The very best from around the world will do battle in six different events: the men's 3x3 tournament, the women's 3x3 tournament, the Samsung Shoot-out Contest (mixed), the Free-throw Pursuit (mixed), the Skills Contest (women) and last but not least the Dunk Contest (men).
Contrary to the 'open' network of tournaments (which includes the FIBA 3x3 World Tour), players taking part in the FIBA 3x3 World Championships do not create the teams themselves, but instead are selected by their national federations to represent their countries.
National federations have two options to assemble their rosters, either by organising a national trial and sending the winning team (with up to two changes) or by selecting a team with at least two of the top 10 nationals in the 3x3 Individual World Ranking.
In order to be eligible, players must – of course – bear the nationality of the country they are representing, while they are also required to have played in at least two FIBA-endorsed 3x3 events in the last 12 months by the time of player registration.
This is the second edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Championships. In 2012, Serbia’s men and Team USA’s women struck gold in Athens, Greece.
For more information about 3x3 basketball, including events, rules and much more, visit fiba.com/3x3.