The excitement of the Red Bull Half Court 3×3 basketball tournament, one of the biggest street basketball tournaments in Turkey and the world, will engulf the whole country. Athletes who will participate in the Half Court basketball tournament, where two teams of 3 each play on the half court, born in the USA and spread all over the world, will try to reach the top by eliminating their opponents. Teams that want to reach the final at Half Court, which has brought the excitement of street basketball to its peak in Turkey for years, will try to pass the first elimination in Mersin on Saturday, May 21.
Champions will reach their trophies in Istanbul
At the Red Bull Half Court, which swept İzmir with the Turkish final held in 2021, the men’s teams will showcase their talents in the qualifiers to be held in İzmir on 28 May and in Istanbul on 4 June after the Mersin elimination. The teams that passed the qualifications successfully will take the field on Sunday, June 5th to become the Turkish Champions.
Qualifying in the women’s category in Istanbul
At Half Court, women’s street basketball players will demonstrate their skills in the qualifying session to be held in Istanbul on Sunday, June 5th. The female basketball players who beat their opponents in this elimination will reach the finals to reach the 2022 Red Bull Half Court cup. The final court in the Half Court basketball tournament, where the Turkish champion will be determined, will be designed by Cins and Mert Türgen. The drawing inspired by famous designers will be applied to the field where the trophy will be lifted before the final.
To win you need to be the first team to reach 21 points
Teams in the Half Court 3×3 basketball tournament consist of 3 main and 1 substitute players. Matches are played over 10 minutes or 21 points. The team that reaches 21 points first or has the advantage of scoring at the end of 10 minutes wins the match. If the scores of the two teams are equal at the end of the match, the fight goes to overtime. The team that scores 2 points in overtime also wins the match. Half Court, where the world’s best amateur street basketball players will compete, has a big difference from other 3×3 tournaments. That is, the teams participating in the tournament not only win the match, but also try to be the team that scores the most points in total at the end of the tournament. Thus, a team can advance to the next round without winning the largest number of matches.