Last Stop on the FIBA 3X3 World Tour
In 2018, World Hoops had the opportunity to host a World Tour Masters event. The Masters are the highest-ranked tournaments on the professional FIBA 3X3 circuit, so the 2018 Penang Masters was by far the most prestigious event we had undertaken. Everything, from video production to location services, was scaled up; and the results were unforgettable.
As the last stop of the World Tour, the Penang Masters involved the best of the best. The groups included top teams and the biggest superstars from around the world. Heavyweights Liman, Piran, and NY Harlem headlined the tournament, but they faced elite competition. Every team was competing for a spot in the Beijing Finals, which meant that each game was full of action and drama. Throughout the weekend, we witnessed some incredible battles and surprising upsets. In the final, Liman defeated rivals Piran in one of the most exciting matches in recent history.
Showcasing Penang's Culture
Still, the entertainment wasn’t limited to the games. We invited local and cultural performers to highlight Penang to our global audience. The players showcased their marksmanship in a remarkable shootout, and we even brought in professional World Tour dunkers for a sensational dunk contest. We also organized numerous interactive opportunities for fans to enjoy.
Overall, the Penang Masters was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It solidified World Hoops’ reputation in the 3X3 community and brought Penang together like never before.