Red Bull Reign to return next month
Get ready as Red Bull’s signature basketball tournament, Red Bull Reign, makes its return to the Philippines this June! Red Bull Reign is about scoring. It is a high-endurance, offense-driven 3×3 basketball tournament that invites the world’s top ballers to battle it out for the chance to compete at the World Finals in Washington, DC, USA. Red Bull Reign is currently the only open international 3×3 basketball in the world. The rules are simple: the team that scores the most overall points in each round will advance until only one team remains.
Red Bull Reign 2017
In case you don’t know yet, Red Bull(Blue & Silver can) is the premium Energy Drink known all around the world. It was launched in the Philippines last May 2012. Thanks to its unique formula, Red Bull Energy Drink gives you wings by vitalizing body and mind. They started an annual basketball tournament, Red Bull Reign, which made its official debut in the Philippines last year. Eight teams squared off during the Philippine Finals at the Nagtahan Bridge Court, Pasig River, in Manila, on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. A series of exciting, back-to-back round-robin matches took place that afternoon and showcased various styles on the street court. Qualifying teams included Team Santa Rosa, the Bull Squad, Balandra Squad, and G3 Apparel, which consisted of Eric Tai and previous Red Bull King of the Rock Philippine Representative, Willie Miller.
Last year, the Bull Squad, consisted of Filipino-Canadian PBA hopefuls, Clay Crellin and Glenn Gravengard, Kitt Paolo Balmori, and Team Captain, Obinna Ezeike, took home the victory after defeating Team Santa Rosa in the finals with a score of 27 to 20. The represented the Philippines at the World Finals in Washington DC, USA. In addition, the tournament proved to be a success with the local barangay who had hosted the first-annual Red Bull Reign. Pre-event activities included a group clean-up of the Pasig River as well as the creation of a youth-oriented mural by Red Bull Doodle Art finalists, Manuel “Meow Meow” Liwanag and Rojan Elmo Barcelon.
Red Bull Reign 2018
This year, Red Bull Reign will be under the supervision of tournament director, Vince Hizon, and sports consultant, Al Delos Reyes. It promises to be one of the biggest 3×3 basketball tournaments of the year and a celebration of street ball culture. The tournament is open to players ages 16 and above. They must be able to submit their teams of three (plus one reserve). Each teams must be 50% Filipino and need to have their passports and the potential to travel to the US!
With four games taking place across several countries this summer, the 2018 Red Bull Reign promises to be the most exciting edition yet!
- Manila Qualifier A | June 16th, 2018 | Buendia Food by the Court
- Manila Qualifier B | June 23rd, 2018 | Taft Food by the Court
- Last Chance Qualifier | June 30th, 2018 | Taft Food by the Court
- Finals | June 30th, 2018 | Taft Food by the Court
To know more about the tournament, please visit: http://bit.ly/redbullreignph. Will your team be the next one to bring home the victory? For more information on Red Bull, visit their website at www.redbull.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.