FIBA 3x3 World Tour events are famous for their dunk contests. Check out our Dunk playlist on FIBA 3x3 Youtube channel!
The format of the competition
Rounds: Dunkers have 75 seconds and 3 attempts per round to complete a dunk. An attempt means the dunker had the intention to dunk and he or the ball touched the rim and/or the backstop unit. The only exception to the 75-second-rule is the third round of the final where there is no time limit. The 75 seconds start running once the dunker's name is called up. The first successful dunk is considered the valid one. A dunk is considered successful if the ball does not leave the ring in an upward vertical direction after it has left the dunker's hand. The dunks are marked (0, 5-10) by each one of the 3 members of the jury.
Tie-breaker: In case of a tie, the tied players dunk again and the jury takes a majority decision.
Qualification: Dunkers compete by alphabetical order during two round on Day 2. The dunker with the highest scores advance to the semi-final.
Semi-Final: Three dunkers compete by alphabetical order during 2 rounds on Day 2. The 2 dunkers with the highest scores advance to the final.
Final: The 2 finalists compete during 3 rounds just after the Semi-Final, with the scores starting from zero and the dunker with the higher score in the semi-final going second. Prizes: The winner gets 2,500USD, the runner-up and third-place dunkers win 500USD in prize money.
In each FIBA 3x3 World Tour event, the best players compete for the honor of being the best shooter.
Qualification (Day 1): Up to one player per World Tour team attempts 10 shots (all worth one point) from the top of the key (45 degree angle with 2 racks), players start at infinity with 21 seconds. The 4 players who score the most points in the shortest amount of time advance to the final. In case of a tie (same points and time), the tied players shoot again.
Final (Day 2): The 4 qualified players attempt 18 shots from four different locations: five from the right wing (45° angle from the baseline), five from the top of the arc (same location as qualification phase), five from the left wing (45° from the baseline) and three from the 3x3 logo. Shots from around the arc are worth 1 point, while shots from the 3x3 logo are worth 2 points. In case of a tie (same points and time), the tied players shoot again.
- 500 USD for the winner
- 5,000 USD for the winner who establishes a new record (current record: 17/21 set by Steve Sir (Edmonton, CAN) and tied by Edgars Krumins (Riga, LAT).
- 10,000 USD for the winner who establishes a new record with a perfect 21 pts.
Nauris Miezis (Riga, LAT) was named MVP of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2020 by his peers on December 30, 2020.
Ignas Vaitkus (Utena -LTU) was named season MSP (Most Spectacular Player) by the fans.
- Player individual prizes (at the end of the season)
- #1 in Player Value (Challengers + WT): 7,000
- #2 in Player Value (Challengers + WT): 5,000
- #3 in Player Value (Challengers + WT): 3,000
- Team with Tissot Fastest Game (for the main draw of each WT event)
- Winning team: 2,000
- Shoot-Out Contest
- Winner: $500 per Masters
- Winner + New record (>17 pts): $5,000
- Winner + Perfect record (21pts): $10,000
All teams and players must comply with the FIBA 3x3 Pro Circuit Handbook.
The FIBA 3x3 Pro Circuit Handbook 2020 is published in the Documents section of fiba3x3.basketball.
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Launched in 2012, the annual World Tour sees teams representing cities from around the world qualify for a number of Masters and a Final through a worldwide network of qualifying tournaments, such as the Challengers, and via the FIBA 3x3 Team Ranking.
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