That effectively killed off the 2v2 bracket.
However today, Blizzard has done an about face on the issue. Sort of. Not that this is a bad thing, mind you. They're listening to feedback and this patch is in testing. The fact that they're willing to make such a major change based on feedback they've received is a great thing.
So as of today, your 2v2 rating will count towards your ability to purchase gear, etc... It will mean something. However the following exceptions apply:
- The current season's weapons will not be available for purchase with your 2v2 rating
- The current season's shoulders will not be available for purchase with your 2v2 rating
- Your 2v2 rating will not count towards the Gladiator title/rewards