Stage is set for FIBA 3×3 World Tour Abu Dhabi Masters 2021 on weekend
ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2021 – The stage is set for the world’s best 3×3 basketball players, as the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Abu Dhabi Masters 2021 begins this weekend.
Packed with Olympic medal-winning 3×3 basketballers, electric entertainment for all the family and plenty of prize giveaways, Kaser Al Amwaj – opposite Marina Mall on the Abu Dhabi Corniche – will be teeming with excitement on 29-30 October.
One such player competing this weekend is World No.
1 3×3 basketballer, and four-time World Tour Champion Dejan Majstorovic: the man who took one of the most iconic shots in 3×3 history right here in the capital.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the FIBA 3×3 World Tour returns to the capital for the first time since 2016.
Suhail Abdulla AlAreefi, Executive Director of Events Sector (ADSC) spoke passionately about the upcoming event, saying:”The capital of the UAE will once again host a world-class event with some of the greatest sporting talent in the world,” expressed His Excellency.
“Abu Dhabi Sports Council is proud to have been part of FIBA’s 10-year journey and we will endeavour to nurture this relationship with FIBA for many years to come.
FIBA 3×3 Managing Director, Alex Sanchez, also spoke ahead of the competition, stating: “The two FIBA 3×3 World Tour Finals in Abu Dhabi in 2015 and 2016 remain to this day two of the most successful events in 3×3 history.
“For this reason, we couldn’t be more excited to work with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council again to bring back the World Tour to its second home,” he added.
World-class players from across the globe, comprising of 14 teams, will battle for a place in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour final that takes place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in December.
The 14 teams also consist of Team Abu Dhabi: the winners of the UAE community event, QUEST.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity saw 48 local teams compete for the prize of becoming Team Abu Dhabi, and securing a spot in the Masters event.
It was team Game Time Academy that will form Team Abu Dhabi, ready to face the world’s best.