The Kaohsiung City Challenger is the first-ever 3x3 Challenger event in the city of Kaohsiung (Taiwan).
The event is a qualifier for the Nanjing Masters (set to take place on October 12-13) with the winners and runners-up in this tournament set to earn a spot in the Nanjing leg of the World Tour.
Representing India will be Panaji 3BL, a team consisting of Palpreet Singh Brar, Lalrina Renthlei, Rajan Sharma and Arshdeep Singh.
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Panaji 3BL is part of the Qualifying Draw, where six teams will compete in two groups of three for two spots in the Main Draw.
They are grouped in Pool A of the Qualifying Draw alongside teams from Shinagawa (Japan) and Singapore. Here's a look at their schedule in the Qualifying Draw:
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With the Kaohsiung City Challenger tipping off tomorrow, we are pleased to announce Team Panaji #3BL.
Panaji 3BL 🇮🇳 vs Singapore 🇸🇬 @ 12 PM IST
Shinagawa 🇯🇵 vs Panaji 3BL 🇮🇳 @ 12:50 PM IST
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They will need to top Pool A to qualify to Pool C of the Main Draw and get pooled alongside teams from Edmonton (Canada) and Pasig Chooks (Philippines).
In case they do qualify, they face Edmonton at 4:30 PM IST and Pasig Chooks at 6:10 PM IST on September 21. All games of the knockout stage of this City Challenger will be played on September 22nd.
All four of the team members are Indian-born athletes that compete in Conference B of 3BL Season 2.
Palpreet represents the Ahmedabad Wingers in Conference B, Lalrina competes from the Lucknow Ligers in Conference B, Rajan Sharma (Round 4 MVP) plays for the Gurugram Masters while Arshdeep Singh dons the Mumbai Heroes jersey.