The WoW developers (buy now 14,99 € ) answer the question of a WoW fan in the official forums quite openly, for which date they actually set the release of the mini-raid Crucible of Storms. Originally, the raid was planned for patch 8.1, but even when the big update was announced, it was already clear that the makers of the popular online role-playing game would not open the Crucible immediately, so as not to distract you from the Battle of Dazar'alor.
Now, the Battle of Dazar'alor has been available for some time, that's why Community Manager Kaivax wrote on the forums that the current plan is to open the Crucible of Storms on April 17, 2019 in normal and heroic modes. Furthermore, the raid browser mode and the mythic mode of the two-boss raid will then be made available a week later on April 24. At least, those are the current plans. Whether these will actually come to fruition remains to be seen - depending on how the majority of raiding WoW heroes do in the current raid.
Kaivax says, "The Battle of Dazar'alor is still relatively new - a lot of raiders are working their way through their preferred difficulty level right now, while a lot of them are looking at higher difficulty levels after that. The final wing of raid browser mode also just became available this week." You can check out the WoW Community Manager's post on the official forums for the Blizzard MMORPG. Are you looking forward to the brief raid interlude in Stormsong Vale that will slowly but surely introduce you to the horror of the Old Gods?