Sport Arena Bucharest Challenger (4-5 august, Bucharest, Romania) is part of the worldwide network of more than 70 tournaments or championships from where the teams can qualify to the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters.
The winning team from Sport Arena Bucharest Challenger will take part in FIBA 3×3 World Tour Istanbul Master. From there, the first three teams will go to the World Tour Final, in Miami, United States.
The FIBA 3×3 World Tour was launched in 2012 and currently consists of five 16-team Masters tournaments as well as the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final.
The FIBA 3×3 World Tour is the pinnacle event of an ‘open’ network of FIBA endorsed tournaments, for which any group of four players – regardless of their nationality – could potentially qualify by registering a team and taking part in a lower level or regional tournament, eventually making their way to one of the five world Masters, and why not to the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final.
The 2012 edition of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour is played according to the following schedule:
Sao Paulo Masters, Brazil: 14-15 July (finished; Team Neuquen from Argentina will go to Miami)
Vladivostok Masters, Russia: 21-22 July (2 teams qualify for Miami)
New York Masters, USA: 18-19 August (4 teams qualify for Miami)
Istanbul Masters, Turkey: 1-2 September (3 teams qualify for Miami)
Madrid Masters, Spain: 8-9 September (3 teams qualify for Miami)
Miami Final, USA, 22-23 September (16 teams, 13 from the WT masters and 3 wildcards).
The prizes for each of the World Tour Masters are 12.000 USD for the first place, 5000 USD for the second place and 1600 USD for the third place.
The prizes for the World Tour Final in Miami are 30.000 USD for the first place, 7000 USD for the second place and 1600 USD for the third place.