Arena Season 8 Finale in Mid-October 2010
Arena Season 8 is ending in upcoming days and that means players got to hurry up to get their gear and spend those Arena points before they get wiped. Bashiok offers a few hints on what not to do before the season ends. You’d really want to get ahold of the Wrathful Gladiator’s Frostwyrm don’t ya? Listen up!
Arena Season 9 will begin approximately a week after Cataclysm goes live. — Source
[BLUE]We are currently planning to end Arena Season 8 as early as October 13. At that point we will go through our normal process to determine who is eligible for the end-of-season rewards. This process should take approximately one week. It’s very important for players who feel that they may be eligible for the Arena-specific titles and/or the Wrathful Gladiator’s Frostwyrm to refrain from transferring their character to another realm until after Arena Season 8 ends.
The next Arena Season will begin for level-85 players approximately one week after the official launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. During the break between seasons, all rated matches will be turned off and only skirmishes will be available. All Team Ratings, Personal Rating, and Arena Points will be wiped when Arena Season 9 begins, but Matchmaking Rating and Honor Points converted to the new currency system will remain.[/BLUE]