On its seventh year, Red Bull King of the Rock is finally coming to the basketball-crazed nation this 2016. The world’s most prestigious one-on-one street basketball tournament brings the sport with all the raw excitement to some of the most historic courts in the hearts of Cebu City and Metro Manila.
Three local qualifiers have been setup – expected to bring heightened excitement to basketball courts across the country beginning March 5, 2016. The competition is open to both amateurs and professional recruits who are at least 16 years of age. Participants will need to bring their A-game in order to place within the Top 8 of their assigned qualifiers to secure a spot at the Philippine National Finals.
March 5 – Cebu Qualifier – USC North Campus | Cebu City | 1pm Registration
March 12 – Manila Qualifier A – Buena Park University Hills | Caloocan City | 1pm Registration
March 18 –Manila Qualifier B – Green Meadows Courts | Quezon City | 1pm Registration
Last 2014, reigning King of the Rock Kivanc Dinler from Turkey became the first Asian to snag the championship while first Queen of the Rock Stanislava Fedolora from Russia bested fellow women ballers to make streetball history.
This year, will a Filipino’s passion for the game be enough to reign supreme in the world finals? Register for the local qualifiers and find out more about King of the Rock at http://win.gs/KOTRPHILIPPINES.
About Red Bull King of the Rock
Red Bull King of the Rock is the world’s most prestigious one-on-one street basketball tournament. After a series of qualifying events taking place around the world, the best and toughest finalists (Kings and Queens) face off to crown the new champion. The tournament follows a straightforward concept where players battle head-to-head in raw outdoor basketball, using a single-elimination tournament bracket. Games last five minutes and are subject to regulation hoops rules and scoring (two and three pointers). Players have to be tough to make it to the finals, but also have to play smart – five fouls equal an automatic loss. After each game, the loser walks away, and the winner faces his next opponent. Tension and expectations are high. With blood, sweat, tears, and hoops in the mix, the last King and Queen will be honored.