A cash prize of P1 million will be at stake for the champions when the Philippines hosts the first-ever Asia-Pacific Super Quest 3x3 Basketball Tournament next month.
Aside from this, two slots will given to the the top two placers to the FIBA 3X3 World Tour.
These incentives are up for grabs now that the International Basketball Federation has elevated the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 competitions to Quest level.
“For the last three legs, all of you have showed the world what Filipino 3x3 basketball is all about,” said league owner Ronald Mascariñas as he addressed participants of the Chooks cagefest last Sunday.
In the FIBA 3x3’s list of events, the Quest is a level seven (purple) event, while the Quest Finals are ranked at eight (brown).
The cagefest will be known as the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Asia-Pacific Super Quest, tentatively set on April 6 to 7.
“The FIBA has been in awe with the action we have been bringing. That is why the FIBA has promoted our league to a Quest level,” added Mascarinas.
The Quests are a multi-tournament qualification tour, which ends in a Quest final.
The best teams in a Quest tournament will qualify to a pre-determined World Tour Masters.
This means that each legs of the ongoing Chooks 3x3 tournament will now be ranked as purple in the FIBA 3X3 hierarchy, which is a level seven.
As for the Grand Finals of the President’s Cup on March 31 at the SM Fairview Events Center, it will now be a level eight (brown) event.