Basic question. But I've searched and can't find an answer.
I'll add this to the faq. Good question.
Q) How do I access pvp (as any faction?)
A) To access pvp, you must be at least level 6. Once you are, you will see a triangle pointing down to the right of your minimap. This is a dropdown menu, and the first option on it opens the PVP queues list which allow you to queue for match-based pvp.