The Fiba 3×3 World Tour, the three-a-side basketball tournament organized by international federation Fiba, is set to return in Debrecen, Hungary on August 29-30.
Two new masters events have also been added to the schedule in Bucharest on September 5-6 and September 11-12, however, Fiba also announced that the Abu Dhabi, Chengdu, Mexico City, and Utsunomiya Masters have been postponed to next year.
In May, the Prague, Lausanne, Los Angeles, and Nanjing Masters were canceled for 2020 and postponed to 2021.
Two Olympic qualifying tournaments have also been moved to 2021 following the Tokyo Olympics postponement.
The health and safety measures demanded by local and national authorities and the guidelines developed by the Fiba medical advisory group will be implemented for the Debrecen and Bucharest competitions.
Teams representing cities usually go from the streets before competing on the World Tour by winning a qualifying tournament.
With the lack of activity due to the Covid-19 pandemic, teams will now qualify for the first three Masters in principle based on the Fiba 3×3 team ranking. The usual route to the World Tour will be restored in future events.
The federation said it will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation on a daily basis and communicate further updates in regard to Fiba competitions.
In January the governing body announced that the 3×3 World Tour, its flagship professional 3×3 competition, would increase from 12 to 14 events this year. Prize money for this season was also increased to $2.8m (€2.4m), up from $2.1m in 2019.