PBA 3x3 is expanding with an addition of one ball club as Master Sardines confirmed to join in the second conference of the PBA 3x3 league.

/ 19 January 2022

From an initial 13-team league, the PBA 3×3 has joined another club team, acquiring Master Sardines as the 14th team to compete in the growing league.

Commissioner Willie Marcial announced that Master Sardines is the other non-PBA regular set to join the league while disclosing another ball club that expressed their intention to join but is still in discussion.

“Master Sardines is joining us, and there’s another one na gusto rin sumali. Yung Blackwater nagkaroon ng kausap na gustong pumasok, pero mukhang hindi nagkasundo,” said Marcial in the virtual Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum on Tuesday.

“Overall, ang ganda ng impact ng 3×3. One, napasaya natin ang mga fans. Ok sa mga (Board) Governors. Ok sa TV, ang ganda ng rating natin, and ok din sa mga sponsors,” added Marcial, commending the successful inaugural tourney topped by Limitless App.

The PBA 3×3 eyes to kick off its second conference right after the pro league resume from indefinite postponement of games of the season-ending Governors Cup.

“One or two weeks makabalik ang Governors’ Cup, sisimulan na ang PBA 3×3 second conference,” said Marcial.

The teams in the fold apart from the newest addition are Barangay Ginebra, Cavitex, Meralco, NorthPort, Pioneer Pro Tibay, Platinum Karaoke, Purefoods Titans, San Miguel Beer, Sista, Terrafirma, and TNT Tropang Giga.