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Novi Sad Al Wahda is search of a third FIBA 3×3 World Tour title

After being hosted for two consecutive years in Abu Dhabi, FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final, the pinnacle event of the 3×3 basketball world, will move to China, in Beijing. The UAE and Abu Dhabi representatives, team Novi Sad Al Wahda, will try to win a third title, after the ones in 2014 and 2015

The 12 teams that will play the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final (28-29 october) have been confirmed after the last Masters of the season in Mexico City, Mexico on September 30 – October 1.

4 teams have won at least one 3×3 World Tour Masters this season, securing a direct spot in the World Tour Final, they were Liman (Debrecen and Mexico City), Ljubljana, who won the first Masters of the season in Saskatoon back in July, Novi Sad Al Wahda (Lausanne, Prague and Utsunomiya) and Piran (Chengdu).

The 12 finalists at the World Tour are the top 12 teams in the World Tour standings after the last Masters of the season.

1. Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE)
2. Ljubljana (SLO)
3. Liman (SRB)
4. Zemun Master (SRB)
5. Piran (SLO)
6. Riga (LAT)
7. Saskatoon (CAN)
8. Belgrade (SRB)
9. Krakow R8 Basket (POL)
10. Kranj (SLO)
11. Lausanne (SUI)
12. Humpolec (CZE)

Additionally, the top 6 teams qualified for the World Tour Final will receive additional prize money for their pre-finals standing. The allocated prize money is as follows: (1) 30,000$  (2) 24,000$ (3) 20,000$ (4) 16,000$ (5) 12,000$ (6) 10,000$. Prize money reached an all-time high 600,000$ this year in the FIBA 3×3 professional season.

source: fiba.com

Ljubljana won the FIBA 3×3 World Tour in front of frenetic crowd

Team Ljubljana (SLO) won the 2016 FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final after defeating Hamamatsu (JPN) (21-12) in the title game in Abu Dhabi on 27-28 October. It was for the second year in a row that the UAE capital city hosted the final with the support of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Continue reading Ljubljana won the FIBA 3×3 World Tour in front of frenetic crowd

“Come fly with us!” Dunking Devils are back in Abu Dhabi

Jumping higher than the basketball hoop and perform amazing tricks in the air. That’s how it looks like a day in the office for the Dunking Devils, the acrobat dunking team that will showcase their skills at the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final. The basketball event will take place on 27-28 of October, in Zayed Sports City – International Tennis Centre, daily starting at 5PM. Continue reading “Come fly with us!” Dunking Devils are back in Abu Dhabi

Star studded Abu Dhabi Final: 11 medalists from World Championships!

Abu Dhabi will host, for the second year in a row, the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final, and the stars of 3×3 basketball will battle, on 27-28 October in Zayed Sports City, in the iconic International Tennis Arena.  Continue reading Star studded Abu Dhabi Final: 11 medalists from World Championships!

The best 3×3 teams in the world, ready to rock in Abu Dhabi

The best 12 teams from FIBA 3×3 World Tour will gather for the second consecutive year in Abu Dhabi for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour final. The event will take place in the iconic International Tennis Centre from Zayed Sports City, on 27-28 October.

Following the Master Americas, the last of the seventh FIBA 3×3 World Tour tournaments from 2016, Chicago was the team gaining a spot in the big final as the winner of the tournament.

Chicago joined Caguas (PUR), Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE), Ljubljana (SLO) and Saskatoon (CAN) as the five teams which qualified by winning a Masters.

The other 7 finalists earned their ticket because they finished in the Top 12 in the World Tour season standings. They are: Gdansk (POL, 6th), São Paulo DC (BRA, 7th), Piran (SLO, 8th), St Petersburg (RUS, 9th), Hamamatsu (JPN, 10th), Kranj (SLO, 11th) and Belgrade (SRB, 12th).

Ljubljana crowned champion of Abu Dhabi 3×3 Challenger

In a clash of the titans, a true El Clasico between the two best 3×3 basketball teams in the world, Ljubljana upset the heavy favorites Al Wahda in the final of Abu Dhabi 3×3 Challenger, final score 21-17, and won the trophy and the 4000 USD money prize. Continue reading Ljubljana crowned champion of Abu Dhabi 3×3 Challenger