Red Bull Reign returns with a trip to the USA on the line

Red Bull Reign returns to Australia, with their one and only 3×3 event being held in Melbourne on Saturday, 2 September 2017, with an amazing winner-take-all prize on the line for the winning team.

Expecting to attract some of the basketball street-ballers from around Australia, the hoop hopefuls will have their, endurance and teamwork tested in one of the most exciting 3×3 tournaments in the world. The unique 3×3 competition will see the contestants go up against one-another in a high-endurance, offensive-driven battle for the title of Australian champions.

Based on FIBA 3×3’s rules, Red Bull Reign’s Australian leg will see 32 teams participate across 4 pools, with the winning team earning an all-expenses paid* trip to Washington DC to take part in the Red Bull Reign World Final at the legendary Goodman League Courts at Barry Farms. The Australian champion team will face 15 other teams from across the globe, while kitted out by Culture Kings who will supply clothing, be provided with a Reign jersey and a Spalding basketball.

All teams whose entries are accepted will play six games at the iconic Prahran Park basketball court, with two portable 3×3 half court set-ups provided by courts partner MSF Sports.

The top 4 teams from each pool will advance to the Final 16 to play a further three games to narrow the field down to just 8 teams. A further three games will see the top 2 teams advance to the final, with the winning team set to head to the Red Bull Reign World Final in the USA.

All the fast-paced action which will be jam-packed with highlight reel plays will be hosted by legendary former Sydney Kings game announcer, Rodney ‘O’ Overby, current host of KIIS FM’s Saturday night ‘Block Party’. An additional feature of the day will be the Culture Kings Slam Dunk Contest with a $2,000 Culture Kings voucher on offer for the winner.

With 3×3 taking the world by storm, it was recently included as an Olympic sport to commence in Tokyo 2020. So now is the time to get involved and get in on all the action!

Entries close on 30th August 2017, at 5:00pm AEST or on the date the tournament field of 32 has been reached. Entry is $150.00 per team of three to four players, with registrations available via the official event website.

Make sure you follow the Red Bull Reign Facebook Event Page as this is where all additional information about the event will be released in the lead up to the event.

*The prize of a trip to Washington DC in the USA will be from 13–19 September 2017, including return flights, accommodation, and some food and beverages. The winning team must all have valid passports and Visa’s and comply with all the terms and conditions as set out in the tournament entry

Damian Arsenis

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A patriotic and passionate follower of all things #AussieHoops. With a Master of Marketing, I am a Life Member of the Warrandyte Basketball Association, Level 2 qualified coach and referee, podcaster, and proud father of three girls.

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