System of competition
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System of competition

Team competitions

Men and Women's 3x3 tournament
24 teams will be divided into 4 pools of 6. Each team will play the other 5 in their respective pools.

The top four teams from each pool qualify for the last 16.

With the exception of the 3rd place game, there will be no classification games (for places 5 to 24).

Individual competitions

Samsung Shoot-out contest (mixed)
Participants: Up to 2 players from each men’s and/or women's team can take part.

Qualification: Each player attempts 10 shots from the top of the arc. The 2 men and 2 women who make the most baskets (score and time) go through to the Final. In case of a tie, the time will act as a tie-breaker.

Final: The 4 players (2 men, 2 women) attempt 12 shots from four different locations: three from the right wing (45° angle from the baseline), three from the top of the arc (same location as qualification phase), three from the left wing (45° from the baseline) and three from the end of the 3x3 court. Shots from around the arc are worth 1 point, while shots from the end of the court are worth 3 points.

Dunk contest (men's)
Participants: Up to 1 player from each men's team can take part.

Qualification: The participants are divided into 2 pools (number of participants in each pool depends on how many register). The 4 players with the highest scores advance to the Final which consists of two rounds (semi-finals and final).

In the Qualification Round, each player has up to 3 attempts to complete a dunk, with the first successful dunk being marked (marks 0, 5-10) by each member of the jury.

In the First Round of the Final (semi-finals), each player has up to 3 attempts to complete a first dunk then 3 more attempts to complete a second dunk. The first successful is marked (marks 0, 5-10) by each member of the jury. The final score is the sum of the marks given by each member of the jury. The 2 players with the best scores advance to the Second Round of the Final.

The Second Round of the Final follows the same format for the last 2 players: each player has up to 3 attempts to complete a first dunk then 3 more attempts to complete a second dunk. The first successful is marked (marks 0, 5-10) by each member of the jury. The final score is the sum of the marks given by each member of the jury. The player with the highest score wins the Dunk contest. The winner gets gold, the runner-up gets silver and the 2 players who didn't advance to the second round of the final both get bronze.

Free-throw Pursuit (mixed)
Participants: Up to 1 player from each men’s and/or women's team can take part.

Qualification: A maximum of 16 players (per court with men and women separated on different courts) line up at the free-throw line. One after the other attempt a free-throw, whereas shooting is allowed as soon as the player in front has completed the shooting movement (ball has left hand). In case one player misses the basket and the following player succeeds, this player is taken out of the competition. Every player needs to collect the ball and pass it immediately to the next player in the order, no matter if the attempt was successful or not. This procedure continues until the best 4 women and best 4 men remain on the different courts.

Final: The final follows the same format, but this time with men and women taking part together.

Skills Contest (women)
Participants: Up to 1 player from each women's team can take part.

Qualification: Depending on the number of sign-ups, two pools are split over two courts. The player is standing at the starting line, after the “Go”, a ball has to be taken off an obstacle, dribbled through a slalom parcourse and put again on an obstacle. Then 1 out of max 3 balls has to be passed into a target (in case no balls hits the target, the player is Out) and the same parcourse has to be accomplished back to the Finish line. The fastest two women from each pool proceed to the final.

Final: The final follows the same format but see players facing each other head-to-head on the same court. The first round is composed of two head-to-head matches with the winner of both matches advancing to the second round. The second round follows the same format. The winner gets gold, the runner-up gets silver and the 2 players who didn't advance to the second round of the final both get bronze.

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