The 2011 World of Warcraft Arena Pass is split into several different phases. To help you gain a more detailed understanding of how this year’s Arena Pass will unfold, here's an explanation of the different phases.
May 3 – June 20
During this period you can register for the North American 2011 Arena Pass Service. Registration will close after June 20.
May 10 – June 7
During this period you will be able to enter the Arena Pass Realm and practice your setup. This is the period where you're encouraged to explore different team compositions and to hone your teamwork. Matches played during this phase will not count towards the pet and title prizes.
Ranked Ladder Phase 1
June 7 – June 21
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
June 21 – July 4
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 June 7, 2011 (once the weekly maintenance has ended), and end July 4, 2011.
Please note 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).