The Badminton World Tour comprises of badminton competitions contested globally. It falls under Grade 2 of the tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
The BWF World Tour comprises of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 and BWF Tour Super 100 events. Professional shuttlers who are ranked in the Top 15 in singles and doubles teams who are ranked in the Top 10 have to mandatorily play 12 tournaments in the BWF World Tour. These include four Super 1000 events, six Super 750 and two out of the nine Super 500 events. If a player or team fails in this commitment, then they will be charged USD $5000 for every missed event. Exemption from this penalty is only justified if a player produces a medical certificate or has a strong reason for being unfit.
The total prize money on offer in World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 and Super 100 events are $2000k, $1250k, $850k, $420k, $210k and $120k respectively. The ranking points awarded to the winner of the World Tour Finals and Super 1000 series are 12,000. The winners of Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 and Super 100 events are awarded 11,000, 9200, 7500 and 5500 points respectively.
Every four years, the BWF reviews the venues of the tournaments based on their level. The Super 100 events are updated each year. In 2018, HSBC became the title sponsor of the BWF World Tour and will remain so till 2026.