Mirror matchup

I’m sorry if this has been up to discussion before, I tried to search the forums, but couldn’t really find anything.

I just wonder: Why is there a mirror matchup option in ranked games? Where is the fun in two players playing the same civ? I find it really boring, and wish this was not an option, so as mirrors would happen more seldom, when people by chance choose the same civ.

its just an extra option it hurts nobody in my opinion

Thanks for answering. Yes, it is an extra option, but just like that you don’t know if the opponent picks civ or chooses random, you don’t get to know if they chose mirror. I am fine with people picking civ, but I do not want to play mirror matchups, so if I had known in advance, I would have had the chance to opt out.