Diablo III PvP Team Deathmatch Shelved But Dueling Coming in Patch 1.0.7
Jay Wilson posted the PvP Blog today. It explains the iterations and internal testing of Team Deathmatch Mode. The feature has been deemed not at par with the expected Blizzard-quality standards. Again, the Diablo III Team is scratching Team Deathmatch, and starting anew — back to the drawing board.
Dueling, however, will be available in Patch 1.0.7 sometime during early 2013. There will be a Dueling Blog update before the patch goes live.
Is all lost for Team Deathmatch? There is a possibility it might return at some extent. No promises there. What the Diablo III Team is considering now is to offer Team gameplay with PvE elements and a reward system behind it.