Florida Mayhem and MirroR Part Ways

Florida Mayhem and MirroR Part Ways

Florida Mayhem announced the departure of DPS Chris "MirroR" Trinh on Monday

Florida Mayhem announced the departure of DPS Chris “MirroR” Trinh on Monday, April 18. The 20-year-old Overwatch pro player leaves Mayhem after the team decided to tweak its roster before the new season.

MirroR Is Out

Just a couple of weeks before the fifth season of Overwatch League is set to begin, Florida Mayhem announced the departure of MirroR, who left the team on Monday. His departure comes after a fairly short six-month stint with the team, which MirroR joined last November as a part of a major roster overhaul.

The decision to part ways with MirroR comes as a shock to many OWL fans, and Florida Mayhem have yet to provide any official statement as to why MirroR was cut from the lineup. However, Mayhem’s general manager has offered some insight into why Mayhem decided to cut ties with MirroR.

As stated by Albert Yewth, the team made the call while practicing on the new Overwatch 2 client when Mayhem realized they needed to make tweaks to the roster.

“Initially, we wanted MirroR to be a potential all-role player, but as we scrimmed, we realized we wouldn’t be able to utilize him,” said Yeh.

Moreover, Florida Mayhem was very active during the offseason, building a very flexible roster, which might explain why the team decided to part ways with MirroR.

A Promising Career

MirroR kicked off his Overwatch career in 2018 as a member of Bazooka Puppiez, who he was a part of for just over a month before he moved to One.PoinT. MirroR remained with One.PoinT for just under three months before leaving for Second Wind, and returning back to One.PoinT in February 2019.

In April 2019, MirroR moved to NRG Esports, who he led to a top-four finish at Overwatch Contenders 2019 Season 1: North America West. But his stay at NRG was rather short-lived as he got quickly picked up by Uprising Academy, where he honed his skill for the next six months.

After spending the remainder of 2019 with Uprising Academy, MirroR finally got a chance to appear in the big league. He got picked up by Los Angeles Gladiators for the 2020 OWL season.

Unfortunately, MirroR’s debut in the OWL did not start well, as the Gladiators did not win a single OWL tournament. But things started looking up in 2021, when he helped the Gladiators win Overwatch League 2021 – Countdown Cup.

A sudden resurgence made the Gladiators a dark horse to win the 2021 OWL trophy. But unfortunately, the team couldn’t show up, and they finished the 2021 OWL Playoffs in the sixth place.

A Six-Mont Stint Comes To An End

Following a devastating finish to the 2021 season, Los Angeles Gladiators decided to part ways with MirroR, who did not need to find a new home at Florida Mayhem. However, even though Mayhem were quick to pick up MirroR as their newest member, the Florida team decided they didn’t need the 20-year-old DPS player for the next season.

MirroR was picked up by Mayhem in November, meaning he was a team member for six months, yet he hadn’t had a chance to play a single official match.

MirroR’s future in the OWL is currently unclear, and he has yet to comment about whether he will be joining another team. However, with the fifth OWL season fast approaching and many teams already fielding a complete roster, there is a chance MirroR might not be able to find a home in time.

The 2022 OWL season kicks off on May 5, with the Kickoff Classic, leading into the Midseason Madness, slated for June 16 – July 23.