AUSTRIA will now host the Fiba 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which has since been rescheduled to May 2021.
Fiba announced the decision on Wednesday, moving the OQT to Graz, Austria as the country hosts its first ever 3x3 competition.
Gilas Pilipinas 3x3, composed of CJ Perez, Mo Tautuaa, Joshua Munzon and Alvin Pasaol, will carry the flag as the Philippines vies for one of the the three slots up for grabs in the OQT.
The Philippines is slotted in Group C, where it will take on Slovenia, France, Qatar and Dominican Republic and will need to finish in the top two to advance to the playoffs of the 20-nation tilt.
Japan, China, Russia, and Serbia have already clinched their places in the inaugural men's 3x3 tournament in the Tokyo Olympics, while the last remaining spot is for the winner of the Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Budapest.
The OQT was originally scheduled to be held last March in Bangalore, India before the COVID-19 pandemic forced Fiba to postpone the event, and later on, the Olympics being pushed back to 2021.