Titles are distributed at level cap, almost all PvP is done at level cap, and all tournaments will be played at level cap. If you think that whatever you're doing/playing at anything lower is serious whatsoever, you're deluding yourself. If you're so good, the change in levels should make minimal difference.
Titles are for people who are uncertain about themself and need to reassure themself that they are good by looking at their character and seeing "gladiator insecure21yearoldvirgin", I just have to ask, is that why you are using your gladiator title?
If you call what happened in poland a tournament... no comment...
The change in levels does indeed make a small diffrance and if I had a priest at 85 I'd find a mage and go 2717 there aswell, sharing R1 worldwide with this character, so far I've only got a paladin at 85 with 2.7k achievement, I won't continue playing such a braindead and incredibly boring class though.