Afak Khan /Correspondent
New Delhi, 10th May 2022: Continuing its pioneering push to promote 3×3 basketball, 3BL has acquired the global exclusive rights of FIBA 3×3 Fantasy Games. First The 11th edition of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour will begin with the Utsunomiya Opener from 14th May 2022 in Utsunomiya, Japan.
“We want to be able to engage with the fans in a way that brings them much closer to the game. With the 3×3 Fantasy App we hope to generate new fans of the sport discipline across the world,” said Mr. Yoshiya Kato, Chairman – 3BL
The ‘3×3 Fantasy’ app is the world’s first fantasy app for 3×3 basketball bringing all the fans closer to the game. It’s available for free download on Android and iOS and includes all the latest updates from the world of 3×3 ranging from player selections to making predictions and earning points with a chance to win some exciting prizes from 3BL and FIBA. In 2022, the game will focus on the FIBA 3×3 World Tour and 3×3 Challengers, which take place nearly every weekend from May to December. More competitions are expected to be covered in future editions.
“Fantasy sports and gaming culture is booming the world over and we are delighted to make our foray into this exciting digital space. The ‘3×3 Fantasy’ app perfectly complements our many pre-existing offline properties, including our flagship Indian 3×3 Pro Basketball League which successfully completed its third Season this March,” said Mr. Rohit Bakshi, CEO – 3BL.
FIBA 3×3 ’s Managing Director Mr. Alex Sanchez who said: “FIBA 3x3We are constantly working towards expanding the horizon for basketball 3×3 and its fans and with the launch of the ‘3×3 Fantasy’ app we can assure you thatgive the fans a chance fans will to continue enjoying the sport game virtually. We would also like to thank the team from 3BL for making this in tointo a reality.”
Fan engagement on the 3×3 Fantasy App is expected to be driven by the already existing robust and growing network of affiliated yet independently organized FIBA 3×3 events worldwide – which is predicated on player registrations. Additionally, a hugely popular worldwide individual ranking of players on the FIBA 3×3 websiteportal and the FIBA 3×3 World Tour event website, that includes key statistics and profile details, provides all fans the necessary tools to make informed predictions.