After seven months, 11 cities, 440+ games, and thousands of points – it all comes down to this: the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Abu Dhabi Final on December 10-11. And the final teams have now been locked in…
Abu Dhabi Sports Council is proud to welcome the qualifying 12 teams from 9 different countries to a dedicated, custom-built arena at Yas Bay’s iconic waterfront; a true testament to ADSC’s commitment to deliver world-class sporting events to the best athletes from across the globe.
As expected, the 12 teams are brimming with talent. From Olympic medal winners to some of the greatest 3x3 players to have graced the court, fans will be guaranteed an elite spectacle. Confirmed for the year’s Final are:
- Ub Huishan NE (Serbia)
- Liman (Serbia)
- Antwerp (Belgium)
- Riga (Latvia)
- Vienna (Austria)
- Amsterdam HiPRO (Netherlands)
- Sakiai Gulbele (Lithuania)
- Ulaanbaatar MMC Energy (Mongolia)
- Princeton (USA)
- Omaha 3Ball (USA)
- Utrecht (Netherlands)
- Lausanne Sport (Switzerland)
For full team and player bios, visit: https://worldtour.fiba3x3.com/2022/abu-dhabi-final/teams
Speaking ahead of his team’s return, Team Riga’s captain Agnis Čavars, said: “Our appearance in Abu Dhabi last year was a memorable one. To see the sport being embraced in every corner of the world and especially the enthusiasm shown in Abu Dhabi gives the competition even more meaning. We are looking forward to competing for the championship in December and to continue to grow the sport we love”
Providing basketball fans – both old and new – the opportunity to watch the best players in the world, is something His Excellency Aref Hamad Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, encourages the capital to do this December: “Any final of any elite sporting event, is a perfect combination passion, action, athlete commitment and dedication all rolled into one. So to be able to witness it – and certainly be able to offer it to the UAE community – is something we all take great pride in, here at ADSC.
“I would like to wish the 12 competing teams the best of luck,” continued His Excellency. “Furthermore, I hope that the final teams of the 3x3 Community Basketball Championship, enjoy this unique experience of playing on the same stage as the world’s best 3x3 players.”
The surrounding Fan Zone will welcome basketball fans and families alike, with plenty to experience off the court as much as there is on, including: food trucks/stalls; live music; art activations; player’s warm-up area; merchandise and more. Moreover, the event will once again feature the popular slam dunk contest, shoot-out competition and the ever-popular basketball acrobats, Face Team.
The Abu Dhabi 3x3 World Tour Final has a prize purse of US$375,000. But it’s the priceless prize of lifting the trophy all the players will be vying for.