"Here we go, folks: World of Warcraft Classic is now set to launch on August 27th – actually, in the US, it’s the evening of August 26th “to align with other regions.” In the meantime, it’s gearing up for beta.
“Beginning May 15, select WoW players will be invited to participate in a small-scale, focused closed beta test,” Blizzard announced today. “Players will also get a chance to help put our servers and technology through their paces in a series of stress tests running from May through July – you can opt in now through Account Management and select the WoW Classic beta. Subsequent stress tests will extend the opportunity to even more players. Level caps will also be in place to ensure we’re emphasizing the ‘stress’ in ‘stress test’ – we want to push our tech to the limit, and that means a critical mass of players in close proximity.”"