Many people tend to watch sports / competitive games because they lack of the "moment of winning" emotions in their life. As far as I remember there was some study which showed that during "moment of winning" human brain doesn't distinguish if it were you who won or you were watching at somebody's else victory, you still get your dose of dopamine and feeling of satisfaction.
Teams win or lose regardless of a crowd so that doesn't seem relevant at all, it seems you're arguing more about whether or not people should watch competition at all.
I'm still not convinced it's in any way problematic for someone to enjoy watching more with a crowd.
I'm asking because I'm curious, my first thought after I read your initial comment was literally 'why?'
It seems my curiosity was misguided though since you've indicated you had no real reason for your initial comment.
#13 is applicable to sports regardless of crowd presence or lack thereof, as I said in #16, it doesn't answer anything in regards to your first comment.
Nor does #25 in any way help to explain why they should question their reasons.
You were presenting reasons against something, if you don't consider that an argument I think you need to revisit the definition of the word.
"Many people tend to watch sports / competitive games..." Not talking about competition?
Ofc , it's not only csgo. In sweden more or less all events are closing atm. Skiing's events Will be without crowds. I have a hard time seeing that any government will take the risk to be responsible of a few thousand kids catching Corona
I remember watching the ingame HLTV spectator view in 1.6 with no commentators and no other sounds than the CS sounds, so I dont really mind. But I bet it's not as fun for the players. Probably will get better when people are not so afraid of traveling again.