PASIG Grindhouse and 1Bataan wound up on opposite ends of the bracket following pool play of the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest on Saturday at SM Megamall Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong.
Topping Pool C with a 2-0 slate, the President's Cup champion Kings drew TSV Reading Cinemas of Australia in the quarterfinals.
Pasig Grindhouse took down Jakarta West in overtime, 21-19, before fending off Absolute 3x3 of Chinese Taipei, 21-15.
Meanwhile, the Risers, finished second in Pool B with a 1-1 win-loss record and is on a collision course with Pool D leader SSLC of China.
1Bataan blasted Anytours M1 of Hong Kong, 21-12, before falling to Tokyo Dime.exe, 17-21.
The knockout playoffs will be held on Sunday, with the champion taking home the US$20,000 (around P1 million) cash prize and a ticket to the Doha Masters of the 2019 Fiba 3x3 World Tour later this month and the Penang Challenger in May.
Heavyweights Ulaanbaatar of Mongolia and Tokyo Dime.exe of Japan are also through to the final eight.
Ulaanbaatar, which went undefeated in Pool A, will take on Jakarta West Bandits of Indonesia, with the winner meeting the victor of SSLC and 1Bataan.
Pool B favorites Tokyo Dime.exe will clash against Aotearoa of New Zealand, with the survivor progressing to take on the winner of the Pasig and TSV Reading Cinemas duel.
The runner-up also books a spot in the Doha Masters, while the semifinalists earn slots to the Huoqian International Kunshan Challenger in May.