Originally Posted by Olaeceae
"Cannot lose bot games no matter how bad you are"
This is not true, especially when it comes to intermediate bots. The longer the game drags out, the more hard it'll be to kill the bots and the easier it'll be for them to kill you.
Even the beginner bots, who hold off on buying and don't play as well as the intermediate bots, can become trouble if you allow them to build to their sixth item.
This myth that bots scale harder or faster than players is just that: a myth. They get passive gold generation based off of experience earned. Once they hit 18 they continue to earn experience even though it doesn't give them any extra levels, and the experience continues to give them more gold. This is added to any gold they earn legitimately (cs, kills). By killing or zoning them, you reduce their experience earned and thus their gold earned.
And a bot with 6 items is far less dangerous than a player with 6 items.