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Basketball and India

Sixteen countries unite in Toronto to compete in the 3X3 streetball Red Bull Reign World Finals

Israel Fernando, Rajvir Singh, Amritpal Singh, and Arshpreet Singh Bhullar
Israel Fernando, Rajvir Singh, Amritpal Singh, and Arshpreet Singh Bhullar (RedBull)

India, August 21st, 2019: Red Bull Reign, the ultimate 3 on 3 streetball tournament, will culminate in a World Final with sixteen countries sending teams to Toronto, Canada, August 31st, 2019. Hosted in the city that the 2019 NBA World Champions call home, a global spotlight will once again highlight Canada's diverse basketball scenes and talented athletes.

2500+ athletes and 650+ teams from 16 countries have competed over the last six months in Red Bull Reign qualifying events, all with the goal being to reach the World Finals. The offensive packed 3-on-3 World Final Competition will feature top teams from Angola, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Hong Kong, India, Kosovo, Lithuania, Taiwan Montenegro, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, The Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Teams across the women's and men's division will square off in a unique format that tests one's endurance, skill, teamwork, and ability to flat out own the half court.

Northern Spartans from Amritsar triumphed in the first-ever India finals of Red Bull Reign who earned the glorious opportunity of travelling to Toronto, Canada and representing the nation at the World Finals on 31st August. Northers Spartans Team Members - Amritpal Singh (former India senior team's captain and a regular member of the Indian basketball team), Arshpreet Singh Bhullar ((Current member of India's 3x3 basketball team), Rajvir Singh & Israel Fernando.

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Amritpal Singh from Northern Spartans, the national champions of Red Bull Reign 2019 said, "We are elated to be the first India Champions of Red Bull Reign. Energy drink Giant Red Bull is doing a great job in promoting 3x3 basketball in the country and it is definitely giving wings to young basketball players to participate and showcase their talent. Tournaments like Red Bull Reign are helping in redefining the future of 3x3 basketball in our country. We look forward to travel to Canada and compete against top teams across the world. We hope we make our country proud"

Reflecting the unique tournament format and Toronto's diverse street basketball scene, the tournament will be hosted at The Bentway, a public space underneath one of Toronto's most

prominent expressways. Spectators making their way to The Bentway can expect two custom courts designed by local artists Bryan Espiritu and Ghostface Adam, music curated by Toronto Raptors mainstay DJ 4Korners, a dunk show from Jus Fly and Daniel Kabeya, and so much more.

The Red Bull Reign World Final is free for spectators, and will start at 11am at the Bentway on Saturday, August 31st. Event can be found here.

Energy drink giant Red Bull is proud to be working alongside Canada Basketball, H&M and Wilson as our partners at the world finals.

More information please visit www.RedBullReign.com.

THE DETAILS:

What: Red Bull Reign - a global 3 on 3 streetball tournament

Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario

When: Saturday, August 31st, 11am - 5pm

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