This season, the organization has decided to change the format of the competition. The teams were divided by age into “Old School” and “New School”. The “oldies” team included players aged 30 and over, while the “newcomers” age was up to 30 years.
There have also been changes to the rules. The four rooms were divided into eras and the regulations in force at that time. In the first ten minutes, the teams played without triples and with two referees, as in the 50s and 60s of the last century. In the second quarter – “in the era of the 70-80s” – shots from behind the arc appeared, in the third, which corresponded to the era of the 90-2000s, the attack time was reduced from 30 to 24 seconds, a third referee. In the final segment of the match, the modern rules were already in force, which included, among other things, the appearance of video previews.
The Old School team adapted to these changes better and achieved victory – 148:140. As part of the winners, the most productive player was Malik Dime from Parsa, who scored 30 points. He was named MVP of the match.
The underdogs have 34 points thanks to Lokomotiv-Kuban’s Andrei Martyuk.