This loaded draw has a total of 12 squads: Ub Huishan NE, Riga, Amsterdam HiPRO, Sansar MMC Energy, Beijing, Futian, Dusseldorf LFDY, Utsunomiya BREX EXE, Manila Chooks, San Juan, Tsukuba ALBORADA, Al Wakrah
These Chinese teams have already looked the goods on the pro circuit but it will be fascinating to see how they fare against the very best teams on the biggest of stages.
Amsterdam HiPRO (NED) and Riga (LAT) might look different but they have also reloaded and you just can't count them out of the title race.
After a stunning semi-final run in Utsunomiya, Sansar MMC Energy (MGL) will arrive with swag and so too youthful San Juan (PUR), who made an early statement by winning the FIBA 3x3 Lausanne Super Quest 2023.
Hometown heroes Manila Chooks (PHI), in-form Utsunomiya BREX EXE (JPN) and dangerous Dusseldorf LFDY (GER) loom as dark horse contenders.
Who are the players to watch?
You know the drill. We're gonna list Strahinja Stojacic first until someone knocks the No.1 player off his throne.
Even after dominating 2022, 'Doctor Strange' still is motivated to keep getting better and he blew away the competition in Utsunomiya to walk off with the MVP.
His partner-in-crime Dejan Majstorovic loves putting on a show for the Filipino fans as he did last year to win the MVP, so expect this legend to have the shooter's roll.
Talking about duos, pick your poison - Beijing's Lasmanis and Miezis or Futian's Vervoort and van der Horst?
There are many established superstars, but the New Gen are making their mark led by Sansar MMC Energy's Anand Ariunbold, whose hot shooting might cause a typhoon in Manila.
We can't wait for San Juan to unleash their young guns led by athletic Luis Cuascut, who might go toe-to-toe with Amsterdam's Worthy de Jong for the most insane plays.
Speaking of ridiculous highlights, Philippines' best player Mac Tallo is a lock to do something crazy but he's not the only one.
Miroslav Pasajlic and Yosuke Saito can also make the Wilson talk so don't keep your eyes off them.
It's going to be another memorable Manila Masters in front of some of the most passionate 3x3 fans in the world.