Hoop battle heats up

In Photo: Team Coco’s Prince Rivero in action.

TWELVE teams gear up for a battle royale at the Fairview Terraces in Novaliches, Quezon City,  tomorrow  as they clash for the last two slots in the final stop of the four-leg eliminations leading to the Vivo Hoop Battle Championship Philippines Finals.

Six teams have advanced to the finals of the pioneering event here, an annual 3×3 basketball tournament held in some districts in China and other Asian countries. The Philippine leg, presented by Ayala Malls Synergies Inc. and Vivo, is held at various Ayala Malls in Metro Manila.

Still, focus will be on the chase for the last two spots in the finals among Tune Squad, Herons, MCM, Arellano University-2, Team Enderun, Triple B’s, EAC Pride, Twice, New Kicks Ballhandlers, EUDEX, Team Regal and D&B Titans.

Organizers are expecting a huge crowd to watch the final leg at Market! Market! on  July 29  in a day tipped to be filled with fast-paced basketball action and excitement. For details and updates, follow the official Facebook page at https:www.facebook.com/VHBCP/.

The top two teams in the eight-team finals on  July 29  at Market! Market! will join the other top squads in other Asian tournaments in the grand championship slated in August in Suzhou, China.

The top finishers in the Philippine leg will receive P200,000 and P100,000, respectively, while the top three teams in the grand finals in China will get P3 million, P900,000 and P600,000, respectively, in the event sponsored by Vivo, the global smartphone brand endorsed by Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry and backed by Capdase.

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