After the biggest tournament of the summer, 3×3 EuroTour Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball, our championship continued with a third tournament, this time in our traditional location, the University of Politehnica Bucharest.
It was like a family holiday, and almost all the members were here. Meaning that 200 teams and 800 players, who battled hard for every point of the game and also for points in the standings. It was the last chance for every player to add points for the Master Tournament, who will feature the best of the best from 2013 season.
The toughest games took place in the Male +18 category, where Rahova’s Finest were the best. They won not only this tournament, but the right to participate at the Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger, the internațional tournament from University Square, 27-28 July, part of the qualification system for FIBA 3×3 World Tour.
For the first time, Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball featured also a “generation’s game”, between the winners from -18 and +35 male categories. And it seems that the future is bright, as the young guns proved to be to much for the veterans, with Dimitris Rasty, 18 years old, being one of the best players of the whole tournament.
Not even the handball players from Steaua Bucharest couldn’t resist to try 3×3 baskteball at Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball. They played a demonstrative game against a veteran team and proved that they can switch to basketball mode in no time.
It was not the only special moment of the tournament. Everybody enjoyed Speed Stacks, a new sport, who, like basketball, needs coordination, speed and focus. Sorin Milea, the one who promotes this sport in Romania, put on a real show and let everybody in wonders.
The ninth season of Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball it’s closer and closer to its climax, the Master Tournament. But until then, Bucharest will host the strongest 3×3 tournament from Eastern Europe, Raiffeisen Bank Challenger, 27-28 July, with 12 teams from across the continent and four Romanian teams.
The four players who took Serbia to the World Championship in Athens last year will be in Bucharest, where last year they finished 3rd. Also, some of the best Romanian 3×3 players will be present, like Angel Santana or Catalin Vlaicu, both members of Sport Arena UPB team who finished 6th in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final 2012, from Miami.
Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball este organizat în colaborare de Sport Arena și de ACS Sport Promotion.