We're pleased to announce that registration for the 2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass is now open!
Now is the time to get your teammates together and register for the most thrilling Arena competition World of Warcraft has to offer.Â
Participants will be fighting their way through the ladder ranks, testing their mettle against the best Arena players in World of Warcraft. Players that register for the Arena Pass will also be eligible to earn Murkimus, the Armored Murloc in-game pet, as a reward for participating. The top 1000 teams will also earn the exclusive "Vanquisherâ€" title for their live characters, proclaiming their puissant skill in battle for all the realm to see.
Don't forget, players that participate in this year's World of Warcraft Arena Pass will also gain exclusive access to a level-90 Arena Pass realm after the account is upgraded to the Mists of Pandaria expansion.
2012 Arena Pass: Phases
The 2012 Arena PassÂ is split into several different phases. To help you gain a better understanding of how this yearâ€™s Arena Pass will unfold, you can find an explanation of the different phases in this article.
April 10 â€“May 22
During this period you can register for the North American 2012 Arena Pass Service. Registration will be closed outside of these dates.
April 24 â€“ May 8
During this period you will be able to enjoy the Arena Pass Realm and practice your setup with your friends. Matches played during this phase will not count towards the pet and title prizes.
Ranked Ladder Phase 1
May 8 â€“ May 22
All Arena Rating points will be set to zero when this phase begins. Ranked 3v3 matches played during this phase will count towards the pet and title prizes. If a player switches from one Arena Team to another, the Arena Team that the player joins will have their Arena Rating reduced by 150 points.
Ranked Ladder Phase 2
May 22 â€“ June 5
Ranked 3v3 matches played during this phase will count towards the pet and title prizes. During the Ranked Ladder Phase 2 of the Arena Pass Service, players cannot switch Arena Teams.
Ranked 3v3 matches that count toward the pet and title prizes will start on May 8, 2012 (once the weekly maintenance has ended), and end June 5, 2012.
Please noteÂ that phases begin once weekly maintenance has finished on the dates specified, and end at the beginning of maintenance on the dates specified (unless stated otherwise).