The final draw will take place on November 27. According to its results, 24 teams will be divided into four independent tournament with six teams. Six participants will be divided into a further two groups of three teams. The top two teams from each group will qualify to the semifinals, which will determine the finalists. Only the winner of the tournament will receive a ticket for the Games in 2020 in Tokyo.
Qualifying tournaments will take place in four countries — each group will have its own country. Qualifying tournaments will take Canada, Croatia, Lithuania and Serbia.
Note that the team of Sergey Bazarevich can play only in Croatia or Canada. Serbia and Lithuania are teams from the first basket, which came from the Russians.
The Olympic qualifying tournaments will be held from 23 to 28 June.