The arena is available to level 50 players and takes place in the Cracked Planetoid map. Each match lasts until one team earns 15 kills. Expertise and energy credits will be awarded to all teams, as will credit toward daily arena missions. To be eligible, you must select a default small craft at the nearest shipyard.
Small craft PvP is set to launch with Season 8.5 on January 30th, 2014. You can check it out now on the STO test server.