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Hong Kong to host FIBA 3×3 World Tour finale

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Hong Kong will host the grand finale of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour for the first time in November.

The event, which will be contested by the world’s best 3×3 men’s teams, will take place on November 23-24. The top 11 teams from the season will automatically qualify for the final.

The 12th-ranked team, the host team, and the team with the most combined Challenger and World Tour wins will battle for the remaining spot in a play-in event.

Last year’s final was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the event has previously taken place in Abu Dhabi, Japan, Beijing, Istanbul and Miami.

Alex Sanchez, managing director of FIBA 3×3, said: “The 13th edition of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final in Hong Kong, China is a testament to the city’s growing importance in the 3×3 community and its ability to host world-class sporting events.

“After the success of our World Tour events here in the past two years and the recent FIBA 3×3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament, it was a natural step to bring our biggest pro tour event to this vibrant city.”

The 2024 FIBA 3×3 World Tour got underway last month in Utsunomiya, Japan. The season will feature events in Marseille, Ulaanbaatar, Chengdu, Edmonton, Almaty, Lausanne, Debrecen, Shanghai, Wuxi, Amsterdam, Macau, Abu Dhabi, Manama, Neom and Shenzhen before November’s finale in Hong Kong.

Serbia’s Ub Huishan NE is seeking its third consecutive title after winning both the 2022 and 2023 campaigns.

The 3×3 World Tour launched in 2012. The three-a-side format of basketball made its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 and will also feature on the Paris 2024 programme this summer.