In the afternoon of 16 may, the final stage of the first national championship of the interactive basketball. The tournament is held under the auspices of the Russian basketball Federation (RBF).
Recall that the interactive basketball isn’t just fun, it is a formal discipline, approved by the Ministry of sports of the Russian Federation. In the period of impossibility of carrying out of competitions on usual, the actual basketball, the League was quickly reconstructed and in April-may conduct a tournament that does not require direct physical contact between the participants.
The final stage is already the fifth. At three of the four previous phases were the so-called VIP members. This is the player of the Krasnodar “Lokomotiv-Kuban” and the Russian team Dmitry Kulagin, a two-time national champion in the new Olympic discipline “3×3 basketball” Denis Bergman, the center of Kursk “Dynamo” and national team of Elizaveta Shabanova. By the way, just Kulagin managed to get in the playoffs, others were unable to reach the tournament knockout at the end of “regular season”.
At each stage in the struggle was joined by 30 participants, each of which represented the club’s strongest League in the world – the North American National basketball Association, where most and best part of his career held the current President of the League, Andrei Kirilenko. The teams played the regular season for virtual conferences and divisions, then went on to the playoffs.
The winners of the preliminary stages became: Sergey Morozov (Moscow, “new Orleans”), Yuri Gordeev (Moscow, “Portland”), Nikita Amelin (St. Petersburg, “Lakers”) and Egor Belokurov (Volgograd, “the Golden state”). They each received for winning 10 thousand rubles. Of course, that all four will perform in the final round, which will be held on a slightly different pattern than the stages preliminary stage – not 30, and with 16 participants. That is, all who reached the semi-finals. I changed the approach to computer replacement of specific NBA teams. Applicants of our first champion title at the interactive basketball play like themselves, but with NBA players in the line – up-legends of the past and present. Including virtual Andrei Kirilenko.
Here is the full composition of the participants of the final round:
Eastern conference – Egor Belokurov (Volgograd), Josten Mauku (Saint Petersburg), Vladimir Kordyukov, Ivan Shevchenko, Grigory Minasyan, Yuri Gordeev (all – Moscow), Andrei Kuzmin (Lipetsk), Sergey Varakin (Volzhskiy),
Western conference – Nikita Amelin (St. Petersburg), Stanislav Guinew (Khimki), Vyacheslav Amandi (Minsk), Nikita Medvedev (Taganrog), Yegor Bekeev (Samara) , Danil Kuznetsov (Kazan) – with Kirilenko in the lineup, Dmitry Surovtsev (Cherepovets), Sergey Morozov (Moscow).
A pair of 1/8 finals:
Belokurov – Mauku, The Kordyukov – Minasyan, Kuzmin – Shevchenko, Varakin – Gordeev, Amelin – Guinew, Amandi – Medvedev, Bakeev – Kuznetsov, Surovtsev – Frost.