History beckons as the PBA 3×3 Lakas ng Tatlo crowns its first-ever conference champion Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Ten equally-determined teams led by top ranked Meralco 3×3 engage in a spirited clash for the ultimate honors in the First Conference Grand Finals supported by 1Pacman Party List headed by House Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero.
The Bolts are seeded straight into the quarterfinal round along with second-ranked and Leg 1 winner TNT Tropang Giga, third-ranked and Legs 5 and 6 ruler Limitless App and No. 4 Platinum Karaoke as incentive for topping the team standings after the six-leg pre-finals hostilities.
The next six squads based on Tour points dispute the four remaining quarterfinal berths in the preliminary round blasting off at 1 p.m.
No. 5 Terrafirma, eighth-ranked Leg 3 winner Sista Super Sealers, and No. 9 San Miguel Beer figure in a single round-robin Pool A while sixth-ranked and Leg 4 victor Purefoods, No. 7 Pioneer Pro Tibay and No. 10 Barangay Ginebra go at it in Pool B.
The top two teams in each pool join the four seeds into the knockout rounds, which ignite with the Last-8 at around 4 p.m. all the way to the semifinals and the finals at around 7:10 p.m.
The combatants duke it out for the honor of being the first-ever PBA 3×3 conference champion and taking home P750,000. The runner-up earns P250,000 and the third placers get P100,000.