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The Vancouver Titans announced that they have signed Vietnamese flex player Huy “MirroR” Trịnh, formerly of the Los Angeles Gladiators, on Friday. After playing for the Glads, MirroR gets another shot in the Overwatch League.
— Vancouver Titans (@VancouverTitans) May 13, 2022
A true flex joins Vancouver
MirroR’s most notable aspect revolves around his flexibility, able to play some DPS and tank heroes at the top level. As he made his way through the North American Contenders scene in 2018-19, he was great on both Zarya and flex DPS like Genji, Doomfist and Torbjörn.
He then joined the Gladiators for the 2020 season, filling a bench role on the roster to star players like Indy “SPACE” Halpern on off-tank and DPS Kim “birdring” Ji-hyeok. He was used on specific maps or specific metas as a specialist, where he thrived.
The only issue was as the Gladiators got really good in 2021, MirroR saw his time reduced. As that season ended with a Countdown Cup win and a losers bracket quarterfinals playoff loss, MirroR and the Glads parted ways.
It wasn’t long before another team gave MirroR a shot, with the Florida Mayhem picking him up only a month after he joined free agency. However, just a month before the fifth Overwatch League season began, MirroR and the Mayhem parted ways as well.
This left him in limbo just before the season started, but the Titans hopped on that chance to pick him up.
The Titans’ future with MirroR
Coming into the 2022 season, the Titans boasted DPS depth but limited depth in other roles. Tank especially, where Nick “False” Wiseman was their only tank player. With this signing, the team kills two birds with one stone. MirroR can be subbed in for the maps where Zarya and Doomfist are meta, but can also help by playing Genji on Winston compositions, where False plays.
With one signing, the Titans look more flexible. We’ll have to see how the Vancouver Titans work with MirroR as the season continues.
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