TEAM PUNJAB WARRIORS WINS THE LUDHIANA EDITION OF RED BULL REIGN 2019
Author(s): City Air NewsTeam Punjab Warriors, winners of Red Bull Reign Ludhiana Qualifiers. Red Bull Reign- a global 3v3 basketball tournament came to India for the very first time; Ludhiana edition of Red Bull Reign took place on 25th...
Red Bull Reign- a global 3v3 basketball tournament came to India for the very first time; Ludhiana edition of Red Bull Reign took place on 25th and 26th May 2019
Ludhiana, May 26, 2019: Guru Nanak Stadium witnessed the first ever Ludhiana edition of Red Bull Reign - a global 3v3 basketball tournament in India. In some exhilarating display of quick pace basketball amongst the 32 teams (128 participants), Team Punjab Warriors beat their opponents Sports U in the finals (12-14) to clinch the Ludhiana qualifiers. SPORTS U beat AK 47 in the first semi-final (9-14) and Punjab Warriors beat Pistol Group (9-12) in the second semifinal. The Ludhiana city winners will now battle it out at the national finals in Mumbai in the first week of June, and the India winner will move on to represent the country at the World Finals later in the year.
With a unique format lending itself to no downtime after made baskets to take a breather or get set on defense — plus no time to celebrate — Red Bull Reign is a test of stamina, endurance while trying to accumulate the most points possible to outlast the opponents within the given time (10mins). Open for men who are 16+ years, Red Bull Reign uses a unique set of rules based on the gameplay of the FIBA rules. The FIBA 3 on 3 rules are:
· Half-court game
· Each team shall consist of 4 players (3 players on the court and 1 substitution)
· The first team which scores 21 points or more wins the game if it happens before the end of regular playing time
Semi Final 1:
SPORTS U beat AK 47 (9-14)
Semi Final 2:
PUNJAB WARRIORS beat PISTOL GROUP (9-12)
Ludhiana City Qualifiers Final:
PUNJAB WARRIORS beat SPORTS U - (12-14)
Winning Team Members:
Team Members: Jasjeet Singh Sodhi, Dilpreet Singh, Anmol deep Singh,Gurdit Singh
Red Bull has brought on-board Pursuit India as a partner to manage tournament operations across the country. Pursuit India is a leading sports management company in the sport of Basketball in India.
Vishnu Ravi Shankar, CEO – Pursuit India, said “We are excited to partner with Red Bull as they bring Red Bull Reign, their flagship 3x3 tournament to India. We feel that Red Bull Reign will promote basketball in India on multiple levels, as the format enables amateurs to compete on a national platform and the high-octane pace of the game will exhilarate spectators.”
With this initiative, energy drink giant Red Bull aims to create a new fan base for basketball in India by promoting basketball at a grassroots level and through wider outreach plans for both viewers and players.
Starting from April 6th, the basketball tournament is being held across 12 cities including Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Goa, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Aizawl, Guwahati, Delhi, Ludhiana and Jaipur. The city winners will battle it out at the national finals in Mumbai in the first week of June, and the India winner will move on to represent the country at the World Finals later in the year.