First FIBA 3X3 Challenger in Penang
In 2016, World Hoops brought the exciting world of FIBA 3X3 to Penang for the first time. Taking place within the main atrium of Gurney Paragon Mall, Malaysia had never witnessed such a unique sporting event.
Professional players from across Europe and Asia flew in to compete in the tournament with several 3X3 heavyweights headlining the weekend. Teams from Malaysia also participated; and although they put up a great fight, all of them eventually fell short at the quarter finals. Still, we witnessed a level of basketball never seen before in Penang. The players showed off their incredible talents, and each person could not take their eyes away. In the final, Piran narrowly beat Ognezaschita and earned the first-place finish.
With our debut, we established the Penang Challenger as a world-class tournament, one that not only attracted the best 3X3 teams but also entertained thousands of fans in our local community and around the world. We had the foundation for even better future events to come.