I think the option of shooting the UAV out of the sky is a must have. It's been noted a typical AEG will be just noise so some sort of IR god gun would ideal. Those would go to one or two key players on the opposing side.
The whole idea of "it's expensive so don't shoot at it" turns me off. I have a real EOTech on my rifle. Do I get a free pass so the lens doesn't get shot out? I have it protected with a cover but what about from the back? Or my NOD, do I get a force-field for that too?
Otherwise you might as well just have a wallet contest where everyone whips theirs out and the guy with the thickest wad of cash can be crowned the king of the game.
Airsoft, where nothing is hurt but feelings.