Red Bull King of the Rock is the world's most prestigious one-on-one street basketball tournament. After a series of qualifying events taking place around the world, the best and toughest finalists King face off to crown the new champion. The tournament follows a straightforward concept where players battle head-to-head in raw outdoor basketball, using a single-elimination tournament bracket. Games last five minutes and are subject to regulation hoops rules and scoring (two and three pointers). Players have to be tough to make it to the finals, but also have to play smart – five fouls equal an automatic loss. After each game, the loser walks away, and the winner faces his next opponent. Tension and expectations are high. With blood, sweat, tears, and hoops in the mix, the last King will be honoured.
•GUST Basketball Courts, Friday 12th February, exclusive to university students (Present your student ID) – registration at 4:00 pm – Limited to 32 players.
•AIS – Meidan Hawally, Saturday 13th February, registration 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, limited to 64 players.
•KU Khaldiya Basketball Courts, Monday 15th February, exclusive to university students (Present your student ID) – registration at 11:00 am, Limited to 32 players.
•AIS – Meidan Hawally, Saturday 20th February, registration 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, limited to 64 players
•Final – Radisson Blu – Friday 4th March at 7:00 pm