Everything you need to know about FIBA 3x3 World Tour Amsterdam Masters 2023

AMSTERDAM (Netherlands) - You just know the 100th World Tour event is going to be special and we're celebrating this milestone in style at the first-ever FIBA 3x3 Amsterdam Masters on October 6-7.

Here is all the important information you need before the 11th Masters of 2023.

Where can I watch the Amsterdam Masters?

The action runs from October 6-7, and you can follow it live on the FIBA 3x3 YouTube, and Sina Weibo pages.

Who is competing in Amsterdam?

This loaded draw has a total of 14 squads: Ub Huishan NE, Antwerp TOPdesk, Amsterdam HiPRO, Vienna, Miami, Liman Huishan NE, Beijing, Partizan, Paris, Princeton, Marijampole Mantinga, Utrecht, Dusseldorf LFDY, Pitești Getica 95 

What are the pools?

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Who are the favorites?

Since we're in the famous Dutch capital, we just have to start with hometown heroes Amsterdam HiPRO (NED), who are desperate to end a Masters drought now hitting two-and-a-half years. 

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The Dutch Masters will be hoping their passionate fans can give them a lift because they face an early test against another team hungry for a dub - Liman Huishan NE (SRB), who remain a contender duo to legendary duo Stefan Kojic and Mihailo Vasic. 

We've buried the lead because top seeds Ub Huishan NE (SRB) always enter No.1 but it's been the toughest stretch of the season for these spectacular Serbs. 

Ub have been thrown into the 'Group of Death' against Partizan (SRB) and Paris (FRA) - teams who are much more than dark horses. 

Antwerp TOPdesk (BEL) have already tasted Masters glory, but they don't just want to be one-hit wonders.

They'll need Dennis Donkor to be an absolute competitive beast to fire them up because Beijing (CHN) loom large in an early blockbuster. 

We have only just caught our breath from the absolutely insane final at the Cebu Masters between Miami (USA) and Vienna, who have a rematch on Day One.

You just know the sequel will be as good as the original. 


Who are the players to watch?

The biggest party in Amsterdam during these two days will be at the Gashouder, where the loudest cheers will be reserved for one man - Worthy de Jong. 

The Amsterdam high-flyer dazzles every time he takes the half-court and he is ready for take off at his home event. 

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He's not the only one capable of playing above the rim. Flight KLM is ready to land with Karlis Lasmanis set to put his cape on and play the lead superhero for Beijing. 

Paris' main man Franck Seguela better have his magic tricks ready because he will have his hands full on Day One against Partizan's Sizzling Stefans - Milivojevic and Torbica.

And they will all need to bring their A-Game against top dog Strahinja Stojacic, who makes everything look easy on the half-court even those sick reverse jams he does almost every game. 

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Speaking of walking buckets and we just have to mention Americans Quincy Diggs and Henry Caruso. 

But the ultimate sniper might just be former NBA veteran and collegiate legend Jimmer Fredette, whose jumper is tastier than Heineken and he enters as the reigning Masters MVP.