Published on April 3rd, 2014 | by 13Yoshi37


Bisafans Spring Open 2014 Registration Open

Hey everybody! After the great success of the IdM 2014, which was the largest WiFi Live Tournament of all time (over 300 participants), the German forum BisaBoard decided to give those two day events another shot. Right in time for your preparation for European Nationals, BisaBoard will host the 2014 Spring Open! We expect to see about as many people as if it was an official National Championship in Europe and we’re going to try Swiss in such a large live event for the first time! Those two factors combined will make Spring Open the perfect tournament to test your team for the upcoming 2014 Pokémon National Championships in Bochum, Manchester and Milan.

Registration and Schedule

The date for the tournament is April 12th and 13th, 2014. On Saturday we will play an undetermined number of Swiss rounds (most likely 8 or 9) to get a 16 or 32 player Top Cut that will take place on Sunday. In order to be able to play, you should make sure to have enough time on both days from 11 AM to 6 PM CET (GMT+1). You’ll need both an account on BisaBoard as well as an account on the brand new eSports tournament management website Battlefy, where the pairings will be posted. Registration is open now on the tournament page. Click the Join button to join the tournament. Starting  one hour before the tournament begins, you’ll be able to check in to the tournament by clicking the check in button on the tournament page. Please join the chat room for the tournament before it begins and stay in it for the duration of the tournament. If you have your own IRC client, you can connect to it at on

This tournament is mostly aimed at people from Europe, but if you aren’t bothered by waking up early (or staying up late), feel free to play from North America or any other part of the world, too!



As for prizes, the winner will get a brand new 2DS system as well as any 3DS game, sponsored by Nintendo Germany. 2nd and 3rd place will also receive a 3DS game of their choice! This is also the largest prizepool any live event in Pokemon, so make sure not to miss this event!

You can find the German announcement here. If you have any questions ask them in the comments section below or thread!

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24 Responses to Bisafans Spring Open 2014 Registration Open

  1. Gonzo says:

    Is there a limit of participants?

  2. 13Yoshi37 says:

    Is there a limit of participants?

    nope! Everyone can play

  3. smaugchar32 says:

    So Eastern Time Zone would be 4 hours behind Germany time zone correct?

  4. Boomguy says:

    Thanks for posting Yoshi.  It’s perfect for Australians to play. So we’ll see you there

  5. Raghav says:

    Wait anyone’s allowed?

  6. Maffs says:

    Awesome I entered, I really look forward to participating ^_^,

    I assume its VGC format right?

    Really hope I’m allowed to play if I’m in Hong Kong, super hyped!! 😀 😀 😀

    Large thanks to the people over at Bisaboard and Battlefly, however I’m really worried about not being to participate since I don’t live in the country :S

    Fingers crossed! Good luck all! 🙂


  7. woopahking says:

    Sad to be missing this; good luck to all competing.

  8. Feis says:

    @Maffs: Everyone can participate, regardless of where he/she lives.

  9. Politoed Punch says:

    I’m on this like a fly to horse sh..radish. Even though I live in the US the practice alone is worth working out the time differences.

  10. Architeuthis says:

    This sounds great. Time to keep my weekend open.

  11. Shaman says:

    Do i have to register anything on the bisafans forums?
    Ive created an account but i dont know what to do with it..

    or just registering at battlefy is sufficient

  12. 13Yoshi37 says:

    Do i have to register anything on the bisafans forums?
    Ive created an account but i dont know what to do with it..

    or just registering at battlefy is sufficient

    Registering at battlefy is enough to play in the tournament in the first place. To claim prizes and so on after that, a Bisa account is needed and it is obviously appreciated by the tournament host if you sign up there :)
    We already have 85 participants so far, by the way. If the number of participants increases similarly, we might get 9 rounds of swiss!

  13. Shaman says:

    ive created a bisa account but i havent posted anything haha

  14. seasicknesss says:

    I’m CST (GMT +10, I think) can anyone help me figure out what time this starts (my time)?

  15. Firestorm says:

    The start time on the Battlefy page is localized to your time zone.

  16. 13Yoshi37 says:

    Reminder: Check-in on Battlefy starts in 8 hours 30 minutes. Tournament will start in 9 hours 30 minutes.

  17. AdrianD says:

    wish this thing wasnt going on as The regional thing is going

  18. 13Yoshi37 says:

    wish this thing wasnt going on as The regional thing is going

    We had to choose between this and last weekend :/
    However, this won’t be the last time we do something like that! :)

  19. 13Yoshi37 says:

    Check in just started! :)

  20. seasicknesss says:

    Are all the updates on battlefy?

  21. Firestorm says:

    Contact your opponents on IRC. on
    Pairings / Bracket are on Battlefy.

  22. Shaman says:

    they’ve moved to challonge.. if anyone here is interested in viewing the results

  23. Massi says:

    Here is the Challonge bracket, if anyone wants to check it: External
    The last 2 swiss rounds will be played tomorrow at 10am GMT+1 (for those who are at least 4-2 at the moment)

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