The Arena Pass tournament realm is up and running. Some things to note:
Old characters still exist
No need to worry if your name is taken. Old characters are still on the TR and have their talents, settings etc. active.
Gear on the TR is the normal, non-elite, S13 set. No PvE gear is available and this includes trinkets. Also no profession bonusses. In the past ring enchants were sometimes available, not this time around.
10 character slots
So many characters means you cannot only play competitive to qualify for the regionals but also play games with friends or Gnome rogues looking for mates, like me.
With the TR up and running I expect some tournaments to be announced in the near future.
Time to introduce transmogs to the TR. See for yourself what the TR does with Gnomish fashionadas: