An update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive this week pulled bots from competitive matches – and now players are remembering them at their best.
Prior to the 7th January update, when a CS:GO player disconnected or was kicked they were replaced by a bot to keep teams even.
Following the update, players who disconnect or are kicked in classic competitive and wingman modes will no longer be replaced by a bot. This means there is no more 5v5 if a player leaves – teams will always be a player down. If the the entire other team leaves, one bot will be left on the other team, idling in spawn.