Initially 26 nations registered but unfortunately Bosnia and Herzegovina had to withdraw.
The 25 teams are divided into 5 groups of 5 teams. The first and second placed team from each group will qualify directly to the Final Round.
What this implies is that the Additional Qualification Tournament (AQT) - as used in 2011 - will not take place.
The timetable for the qualifiers has been scheduled to take place between 13 June 2012 until 14 July 2012 while the 2013 EuroBasket Final Round will take place in France between 15-30 June 2013.
The seeding for the draw was determined by FIBA Europe in their official competition guide. Basically teams of the same seed could be drawn against each other. The seeding used for the draw was as follows: