07 - 17
October 2018

Competition Format

The 3x3 Competition at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires features 20 men's and 20 women's teams.

The seeding order is done in the "snake format" as follows:

Each team plays the other 4 in their respective pools. The top two teams from each pool qualify for the quarter-finals and then play knock-out games all the way to the final.

With the exception of the bronze-medal game, there will be no classification games. Overall standings (places 5 to 20) and pool standings are determined by the following 3x3 standings rules:

If teams are tied after the first step, refer to the next one – and so on.  
1.    Most wins (or win ratio in case of unequal number of games in inter-pool comparison);  
2.    Head-to-head confrontation (only taking win/loss into account and applies within a pool only);
3.    Most points scored in average (without considering winning scores of forfeits).
If teams are still tied after those three steps, the one(s) with the highest seeding win(s) the tie-breaker.

On top of the men's and the women's team event, there are 2 individual contests:

  • Dunk Contest
  • Shoot-Out Contest

All five competitions will be played with the official 3x3 ball.