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Lipik to host world’s best 3×3 players

Cedevita Lipik 3×3 Challenger will be held on June 22- 23.

The new, ever more exciting and attractive 3×3 season in which 3×3 basketball is to experience it’s full affirmation had started in GoYang, South Korea on April 14 2018.

Cedevita Lipik 3×3 Challenger will play an important role in the FIBA 3×3 Pro Season for the third consecutive year with it’s jubilee 20th edition of street basketball tounament to be organized in Lipik.

The number of 3×3 Challengers will increase from 14 last year to a minimum of 20 in 2018 and Lipik will once again join the company of major world metropolises including Moscow, Sydney, Bucharest, Shanghai, Penang, Berlin, Edmonton, Kaunas, Ulaanbaatar, The Hague… The number of 3×3 Masters will increase from 7 last year to 10 in 2018 to additionally popularize 3×3 as the world’s fastest growing urban sport.

World’s best 3×3 players will also have their eyes on the 20,000 USD in prize money and the two best teams at the Cedevita Lipik 3×3 Challenger get a chance to qualify for the Lausanne Masters.

There will be over 1,000,000 USD in prize money during this FIBA 3×3 professional season.

Sixteen teams will compete in Lipik. Qualifying matches start on Friday with 6 teams divided into 2 groups. Group winners get a chance to compete in the main part of the tournament (Friday and Saturday) comprised of a total of 12 teams.

Teams from the USA, Australia, Japan, Uruguay and Mexico interested in participating the event

Although it’s still too early to confirm the list of teams to participate at this year’s event (the exact list of teams should be known five weeks before the tournament, around mid-May), we can confirm that the interest for participating had been expressed by some of the world’s best teams incuding the two-time champion from Lipik, team Novi Sad Al Wahda.

Given that the FIBA 3×3 calendar for this year is not yet fully defined, it’s too early to confirm the hosts to Satellite events (tournaments qualifying the winning team to the Lipik Challenger).

Live TV coverage on Arena sport

Cooperation with Arena sport TV has already been confirmed bringing live coverage for the semi-finals and the final.
The entire event will be livestreamed on youtube.com/FIBA3x3 on Friday and Saturday.

Challengers (20)

April 14-15 GoYang, South Korea
April 21-22 Nanjing, China
May 5-6 Wuxi, Kina
May 5-6 Penang, Malaysia
May 12-13 Huai An, China
May 18-19 Moscow, Russia
May 19-20 Sydney, Australia
May 26-27 Chengdu, China
June 2-3 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
June 2-3 The Hague, The Netherlands
June 16-17 Hang Zhou, China
June 16-17 Limassol, Cyprus
June 22-23 Lipik, Croatia
June 30-July 1 Kaunas, Lithuania
July 14-15 Lignano, Italy
July 27-28 Ventspils, Latvia
August 11-12 Bucharest, Romania
August 17-18 Ljubljana, Slovenia
August 31-September 1 Berlin, Germany
September 22-23 Edmonton, Canada

Masters (10)

July 21-22 Saskatoon, Canada
July 28-29 Utsonomiya, Japan
August 4-5 Prague, Czech Republic
August 24-25 Lausanne, Switzerland
August 30-31 Debrecen, Hungary
September 8-9 Mexico City, Mexico
September 22-23 India
September 29-30 Chengdu, China
October 13-14 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 27-28 Beijing, China

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