BIG3 BRINGS THE FIRE BACK WITH SEASON FOUR TIPPING OFF JULY 10
By Derek Little April 2, 2021
Games to be played in New Orleans and Las Vegas with playoff and championship venue
to be announced in the coming weeks
CBS Sports returns as TV partner with nationally broadcast games on weekends
throughout the summer
Los Angeles – April 2, 2021 – Today, the BIG3 announced its fourth season will tip off on July 10, 2021 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The league’s 2021 season will have ten weeks of action with players competing in Las Vegas and one of the country’s premier HBCUs, Xavier University of Louisiana, in New Orleans. Each game will be broadcast live, with the majority airing exclusively nationwide on CBS Television Network, with all CBS broadcasts also streaming live on Paramount+.
“After a challenging year, we can’t wait to have our players back on the court for the best BIG3 season yet – where the world’s top competitors come together on one court and provide fans with an unmatched entertainment experience. We are excited to bring the BIG3 to two basketball rich cities and we know our players will put on a show,” said BIG3 Co-Founders, Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz.
“We always want to partner with the best, so we are thrilled to team up once again with CBS to showcase the BIG3 game with first-class production.” said BIG3 CEO, Chris Hannan. “We are happy to have two great host cities in Las Vegas and New Orleans for our fourth season, bringing our fast paced and one-of-a-kind game back to fans across the country,”
2021 BIG3 Dates:
- Week 1: Saturday, July 10, 2021 | 12:30-3 PM ET at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Week 2: Saturday, July 17, 2021 | 2-4 PM ET at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Week 2: Sunday, July 18, 2021 | 3-6 PM ET at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Week 3: Saturday, July 24, 2021 | 1-3 PM ET at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Week 4: Saturday, July 31, 2021 | 3-6 PM ET at Xavier University in New Orleans, LA
- Week 5: Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 4 PM ET at Xavier University in New Orleans, LA
- Week 6: Saturday, August 7, 2021 | 12-2 PM ET at Xavier University in New Orleans, LA
- Week 7: Saturday, August 14, 2021 | 1-3 PM ET at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Week 8: Saturday, August 21, 2021 | 1-3 PM ET at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
- Week 9: Saturday, August 28, 2021 | 3-6 PM ET on CBS, Location TBA (Playoffs)
- Week 10: Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 3:30-6 PM ET on CBS, Location TBA (Championship)
Fan attendance and capacity will be determined in coordination with health and safety officials and in accordance with updated protocols of the respective locations. Any attendance availability will be communicated to our fans in advance.
BIG3 is the official creator of the new global sport, FIREBALL3 and is returning for its fourth season this summer. Known as a ground-breaking league that focuses on innovation, BIG3 implemented notable rule changes following the 2019 season, including lowering the minimum age of athletes from 27 to 22, opening the league to all nonprofessional and professional athletes that want to try out, and a first of its kind “Bring the Fire” rule that allows teams one challenge per half resulting in an in-game one-on-one.
BIG3 (BIG3.com) is who we are, FIREBALL3 is what we play. It’s not your grandfather’s 3-on-3. The premier global BIG3 league features many of the greatest, most popular and skilled professional athletes of all time. Founded by producer, actor and music legend Ice Cube and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, the BIG3 combines highly competitive, physical, fast game experiences and incredible fan experiences.
Jeremy Watkins (Hiltzik Strategies for BIG3)