MIES (FIBA 3x3 World Tour) - FIBA will double total prize money at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour in 2018 to break the 1 million USD mark for the first time in 3x3 history.
"This is a crucial milestone for us," FIBA 3x3 Managing Director Alex Sanchez said. "We want to give our current and future stars the financial means to dedicate themselves to the game and bring it to an even more spectacular level."
Prize money at each Masters will be on the rise. While the finalists were the only 2 teams to earn cash in 2017 (20 and 10k USD respectively), more teams will make more money this year.
Masters winners will take home 30k USD (besides a direct ticket to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final) and teams ranked 2nd to 4th will get 20, 12 and 8k USD richer respectively.
The other big change? End of season prize money for the best and most consistent professional teams will now be based on the FIBA 3x3 Team Ranking (instead of pre-World Tour Final standings), be more than doubled and benefit the Top 8 teams (compared to 6 last year).
The number one team in the FIBA 3x3 Team Ranking on November 1, 2018 will earn 60k USD. The teams ranked 2nd to 8th will get 48, 40, 36, 32, 28, 24 and 20k USD respectively.