How To Qualify

The 40 teams qualified thanks to being host (Netherlands), the winner of the previous edition (Serbia's men and Italy's women), the position of the national federation in the 3x3 Federation Ranking at the cut-off date (1 November 2018 in this case) or finishing in the top 3 of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2019 Qualifier.

The 3x3 Federation Ranking is based on the 3x3 Individual World Ranking.

The 3x3 Individual World Ranking takes into account the number of points collected by players in the last 12 months. National Federations are ranked according to the aggregate points tallied by their Top 100 nationals in the 3x3 Individual World Ranking in the relevant category (here men on the one side and women on the other side), who have a confirmed play.fiba3x3.com account.

The 3x3 Federation Ranking not only rewards the elite performances of the players but also the 3x3 activity in the territory of each National Federation. The position in the 3x3 Federation Ranking is driven by the number of players and their playing frequency. The more events are organised the more likely players will accumulate points and increase the national federation's standing in the 3x3 Federation Ranking.

The teams qualified based on ranking are not necessarily the top teams in the 3x3 Federation Ranking because:

  • A maximum of 10 teams can come from the same continent.
  • A minimum of 30 countries and territories must participate.