The Korea 3×3 Basketball Organization (KXO) is going global by bringing an international event to Korea.
KXO has officially announced that it will host the FIBA 3×3 Challenger in Korea for four consecutive years until 2026. The Korea 3×3 Basketball Organization (KXO), which has been working to develop 3×3 in Korea since its founding in 2019, hosted the FIBA 3×3 Hongcheon Challenger 2023 last year, the only 3×3 international tournament in Korea. Through this, the organization has contributed to the improvement of the quality of 3×3 in Korea by attracting NH Bank as the title sponsor and broadcasting the event live on KBS N.
Believing that it is important to continue to participate in and attract international tournaments for the proper development of Korean 3×3, KXO has been in continuous discussions with FIBA (International Basketball Federation) since last year, and on the 12th of this month, 카지노사이트 it was finally agreed to continue to host the ‘FIBA 3×3 Challenger’ until 2026.
Korea, which has always been on the periphery of the international scene due to its lack of experience in international competitions, will be able to improve its international experience and secure points in the FIBA 3×3 national rankings through the Challengers held in Korea.
KXO has prepared various measures to ensure that as many points as possible go to domestic 3×3 players by hosting back-to-back FIBA 3×3 Challengers, improving the level of competition in the KXO League and securing Light Quest tickets to qualify for overseas Challengers.
This is also KXO’s effort to qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Cup, which has not been held since 2019, and to secure as many points as possible this year to challenge for the FIBA 3×3 World Cup in 2025.
KXO Director Song Tae-hoon said, “I think it means a lot that the FIBA 3×3 Challenger will be held continuously in Korea. It’s not that there hasn’t been a FIBA 3×3 Challenger in Korea before, but it was a one-off event, so it didn’t really help the development of Korean 3×3. I’ve always been disappointed about that, but fortunately, thanks to our discussions with FIBA, we will be able to hold the FIBA 3×3 Challenger in Korea every year until 2026. I think this will definitely be an opportunity for Korean 3×3 to take another step forward. Right now, the ‘FIBA 3×3 Hongcheon Challenger 2024’ is scheduled to be held on May 11 and 12 in Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do, and we will strive to make it a success so that Korea can become a part of the Asian 3×3 scene.”
In addition to this year’s Hongcheon Challenger, KXO, which will also host Challengers in the second half of the year, will start its 2024 schedule on January 27, earlier than usual to accommodate the international tournament schedule.