Competition Format

Main Event
 
The 12 teams are divided into four pools of three teams playing in a round-robin first round against their two respective pool opponents. The top-two placed teams from each pool advance to a standard knock-out round which starts at the quarter-finals stage. The winner of the 7 stops, (Mexico City, Utsunomiya, Prague, Lausanne, Debrecen, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro) plus the best teams in the World Tour standings at the end of the season (between 5 and 11 depending if a team has won more than one stop) qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final, which will be staged in Abu Dhabi on 27-28 October 2016.
 
Dunk Contest
 
Three dunkers compete on the second day of the event. Each finalist has three attempts and 75 seconds per dunk with the first successful one considered the valid one. They all make two dunks and the two dunkers who get the best grades from the jury qualify for the final round where they compete with three more dunks. There is no time limit for the last dunk of the final.
 
Shoot-Out Contest
 
The Shoot-Out Contest qualification takes place on the first day and the final on the second. A maximum of one player per team participates in the qualifying round where players shoot ten balls from the top of the arc in the shortest amount of time. The best four qualify for the final where the players shoot three racks of five balls worth one point from three different spots behind the arc and one rack of three ‘moneyballs’ worth two points from the end line (11 metres) against a 60-second shot-clock.