26 - 30
May 2021

Competition Format

The FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament features 20 men's and 20 women's teams.

They are divided into 4 pools of 5 and seeded automatically based on the 3x3 Federation Ranking. 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 semi-finals. 

The crossing for the quarter-finals will be as follows:


(The winners of these 2 games will meet in the semi-finals)


(The winners of these 2 games will meet in the semi-finals)

The semi-finals and the third-place games will be known in the FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament as the Olympic Ticket games. The winners of these 3 games in both genders will make it to the Tokyo Olympics.

With the exception of the third-place 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.