MIES (Switzerland) - With the start of the FIBA 3x3 Pro Circuit getting closer, FIBA unveiled new Challengers on the road to the World Tour.
The Super Quests are invitational events played before the World Tour season starts, while the Challengers are the premium international qualifiers to the World Tour. Both qualify teams directly to 3x3's flagship competition. You can learn more about the FIBA 3x3 competition network on the FIBA 3x3 official website.
Here are the new confirmed Challengers on the road to the World Tour:
Chongqing (China) - July 22-23 - Qualifies to Shanghai Masters
Yichang (China) - August 5-6 - Qualifies to Constanta Masters
Quebec (Canada) - August 19-20 - Qualifies to Cebu Masters
Pont du Gard (France) - September 1-2 - Qualifies to Amsterdam Masters
Lublin (Poland) - September 23-24 - Qualifies to Abu Dhabi Masters
Colorado (USA) - October 7-8 - Qualifies to Abu Dhabi Masters
Here is the list of confirmed Challengers and Super Quests, sorted by FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters to which they qualify.
|WT Manila Masters|
|3x3 Lausanne Super Quest – April 22-23|
|3x3 Ulaanbaatar Super Quest – April 22-23|
|WT Macau Masters|
|Shenzhen Challenger - May 13-14|
|Penang Challenger - June 10-11|
|WT Edmonton Masters|
|Deqing Challenger - May 26-27|
|WT Prague Masters|
|Clermont Ferrand Challenger - June 10-11|
|Orleans Challenger - June 23-24|
|WT Lausanne Masters|
|Ulaanbaatar Challenger - June 16-17|
|Xiongan Challenger - June 16-17|
|WT Debrecen Masters|
|Netanya Challenger - July 4-5|
|Fribourg Challenger - July 7-8|
|WT Constanta Masters|
|Poitiers Challenger - June 30 - July 1|
|Pristina Challenger - July 15-16|
|Yichang Challenger - August 5-6|
|WT Cebu Masters|
|Bordeaux Challenger - July 21-22|
|Quebec - August 19-20|
|WT Amsterdam Masters|
|Belgrade Challenger - August 11-12|
|Sukhbaatar Challenger - August 12-13|
|Pont du Gard Challenger - September 1-2|
|WT Shanghai Masters|
|Chongqing - July 22-23|
|WT Chengdu Masters|
|Shanghai Challenger - August 12-13|
|Sansar Challenger - September 2-3|
|WT Abu Dhabi Masters|
|Lublin Challenger - September 23-24|
|Colorado Challenger - October 7-8|
*The Taipei Challenger (October 28-29) is also confirmed, but the concrete World Tour Masters will be announced later.
Sixteen teams take part in each Challenger and 12 in each Super Quest, and the two finalists stamp their ticket to a designated FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters (unless they are already qualified to the same Masters).
There are 3 ways to qualify for a FIBA 3x3 Challenger:
1. Win a lite quest event (a tour or a standalone event that qualifies directly to a challenger)
2. Rank as high as possible in the FIBA 3x3 Team Ranking (best-ranked teams - at the moment of auto-allocation 5 weeks before the event - have preferential access to challengers)
3. Get one of the wildcards from the tournament hosts
A first list of lite quests will be announced at a later stage and available on fiba3x3.basketball.
All organizers interested in hosting a 3x3 Lite Quest, Super Quest or a Challenger can contact FIBA's 3x3 team.