ArenaNet has announced that Guild Wars 2 World vs World Season 1 will officially kick off on October 18th. Some alterations in the way worlds are split in North America have been made with a refund of all spent points coming October 1st.
After careful consideration of feedback, we’ve decided to make some changes to both the timing of the inagurual season and the composition of leagues. We decided that it made more sense to split North America into three leagues, much like Europe. In the case of North America, the top six worlds will comprise the gold league and will battle each other in a clash of titans over a seven week period. The silver and bronze leagues will be made up of nine worlds each and will function exactly the same as the European leagues. We’ve made this change in order to have more competitive matches over the course of the season, while still retaining the variety of matching up with a wide swath of worlds during the season.
Read more on the Guild Wars 2 site.