THE BATTLEGROUND street basketball tournament, hugely popular in the United States, is coming to Hong Kong this summer. Battleground Asia, a competition for local streetball players, will be held from August 14-17 and will include three-on-three games, DJs and breakdance contests. The tournament will be an adaptation of the one-on-one competitions held in the US, where Hong Kong's best streetballers can battle for the right to be called king of the court. Battleground events are renowned for their party atmosphere, with Nike keen to promote their brand of hip-hop style summer leagues, shoes, shirts, and hats. The sports brand's website describes Battleground play as 'high-octane action, high-intensity, and emotionally-charged.' Games are short - just minutes long, and the clock is always running. Local 'Dream Teams' featuring Hong Kong league players Tam Wai-yeung, Wu Kwok-fung and Chung Ming-tat demonstrated the fast-paced game at Playground Attack promotional events in Wong Tai Sin and Wan Chai last week. Next month's event will accommodate up to 3,500 participants and those interested in taking part can sign up via the Nike Hong Kong website (nike.com.hk). The next Playground Attack will be at Kwai Chung Sportsground on Friday at 5pm.