The 48 teams qualified thanks to being host (Hungary), the winner of the previous edition (Argentina's men and USA's women) or to the position of the national federation in the 3x3 Federation Ranking.
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 U18 men on the one side and U18 women on the other side), who have a confirmed 3x3planet.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 qualified teams are not necessarily the top 24 teams in the 3x3 Federation Ranking because:
A maximum of 12 teams can come from the same continentAt least 1 team from each continent must participateA minimum of 36 countries and territories must participate
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