FIBA 3X3 World Tour
In 2012, FIBA transformed 3-on-3 basketball into a full-fledged 3X3 World Tour. Considered the number one urban team sport, 3X3 stems from its original form of street basketball. A simple and flexible game consisting of merely a hoop, half-court, and six players, 3X3 exploded into popularity in sports history as its intense, action-packed format has captivated global audiences. The 3X3 World Tour begins with Challengers, pre-qualifying tournaments for teams to get into the World Tour circuit. The two teams that place in the final get a ticket to the Masters, the next round in the World Tour. Those who succeed go on to the exclusive World Tour Finals. Due to its extreme growth, 3X3 was added to the Olympic Program on June 9th, 2017, beginning at the Tokyo 2020 Games.