The following Competition System shall be applied to the FIBA AmeriCup 2022.
Group Stage: September 2-6, 2022
Quarter-Finals: September 8, 2022
Semi-Finals: September 10, 2022
Final: September 11, 2022
The twelve (12) participating teams will be divided into three (3) groups (A, B & C) of four (4) teams each. This stage of the competition is played in a round robin format, with each team playing all other teams in its group (a total of 3 games for each team). A total of eighteen (18) games will be played in the Group Phase.
The teams placed first and second in each group and the 2 best third-placed teams in the Group Phase qualify for the Final Phase. The remaining 4 teams take no further part in the competition.
The eight (8) teams in the Quarter-Finals will play total of four (4) games. The teams will be ranked based on their results and positions during the Group Phase into the following pairings:
· Game 19: Best 1st placed Team vs. Second best 3rd Place Team
· Game 20: Second-best 1st placed Team vs. Best 3rd Place Team
· Game 21: Remaining 1st placed team vs. lowest 2nd Placed Team
· Game 22: Best 2nd Placed Team vs. Second-best 2nd Placed Team
This stage of the competition is played in a knockout format and the four (4) winners advance to the Semi-Finals and the remaining four (4) teams take no further part in the competition.
To be crowned FIBA AmeriCup champion, a team has to play 6 games - 3 in the Group Phase and 3 in the Final Phase (Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Gold Medal Game).