For the time being, add about 10 bots.

I would recommend that you add about 10-15 bots, just for the time being. At least then, people that have paid, can play the game. If/when player count rises, remove them.

Agreed sounds like a great idea but its hard to make bots work.

Quite an idea,in quake champions for example bots takes remining space when there are only few ppl missing but once more ppl gets in bots are de-factio replaced by the live players.Tho,in those matches its a fixed number of characters able to play the match,so even if bots wont get replaced by real players,they can stay,tho not being able to cheeki breeki.