A new arena season has started. This means all ratings have been reset.
However there have also been some drastic changes due to the 3v3 state or lack thereof. The time for discussion
is over, we are taking action now. All rewards from 3v3 have been moved to 2v2, this will kill the already dead bracket but overall arena activity should increase. You're still free to play the other brackets for fun. Shoulders will be at 2200 rating and T2 weapons along with the tabard at 2350 rating. This time the top teams will be able to get Gladiator titles and rank 1 will get Wrathful Gladiator title and mount again. Title distribution is further explained here
The most important change is actually in the queue which has also been revamped, it should make sure that all of this happens fairly and with good competition. You will be forced to queue against teams of similar rating, high rated teams will not be able to play against low rated teams regardless of how long they wait in the queue. To prevent senseless waiting, rating information has been added to the announcer. For example 1700-2200 rating means that teams within that rating range can queue against the team that just joined. In this case teams with 1700 or 2200 rating might need to wait 5 minutes in the queue, that's when the full range gets unlocked.
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