Formal – Matthew Piper

 
Matthew "FormaL" Piper
Name
Formal - Matthew Piper
Nationality
usa United States
Position
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Cash Won
662132.18
Past Teams
FaZe, FeaR, OpTic CoD, EnVy, Team Kaliber

Formal, also known as Matthew Piper, is a professional Call of Duty player. He is a 2017 World Champion and 2017 World Championship MVP.

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HISTORY

HALO

Formal began his competitive gaming career in the Halo franchise.

HALO: REACH (2012)

Formal took 1st place in MLG Orlando 2011 playing Halo: Reach.

Formal took third place in the 2012 Halo Winter Championship.

HALO 4 (2013)

Formal took second place in the 2012 Halo Fall Championship.

Formal took 1st place playing Halo 4 at AGL Chicago 2013, AGL 5 Nashville, AGL 7 Knoxville, and UMG Chicago 2013.

Formal took 7th place at the Halo 4 Global Championships.

Call of duty: Ghosts (2014)

After rising to fame as a Halo professional, he began to look elsewhere to continue his electronic sports endeavors.

Following Halo’s fall from the Major League Gaming Pro Circuit, Formal noticed the rising popularity and competition in Call of Duty.

Like many other Halo players looking to find another game to go pro in, Formal decided to try his hand at the world’s most popular first-person shooter.

However, unlike many of his peers, he was successful. He first joined Primal in his Call of Duty career, and went on to place 17th with them at the MLG Fall Championship 2013 while competing in Call of Duty: Ghosts. Shortly after, he was recruited by one of the most storied franchises in competitive Call of Duty, Team FeaR.

After staying with Team FeaR for a relatively short period of time, FormaL joined Team Kaliber and competed with them at the Call of Duty Championship 2014, but following a disappointing event in which they finished 13th-16th. FormaL left to join the newly formed FaZe Black squad. The team which consisted of ProoFy, Saints, and Censor. With the addition of FormaL, this new team was seen by many as a “god squad”, one that would be able to finally overcome compLexity Gaming. However, the team never achieved any real success.

After many team changes following MLG Anaheim 2014, FormaL decided to take his raw slaying ability to Team EnVyUs. The team of MerK, NAMELESS, JKap and FormaL immediately made an impact at their first event together, Gfinity 3 in London. The team had a fantastic event, sweeping Epsilon eSports 3-0 in the Grand Final, taking home $30,000 in prize money. This event cemented FormaL in the history books, as he became the first professional gamer to win a major LAN event in both Call of Duty and Halo. FormaL and Team EnVyUs looked to take this form back into the US at UMG Dallas and they did just this, finishing second to a very in form Denial whom had looked strong all tournament long. FormaL himself was involved in a small amount of roster controversy following Karma leaving Evil Geniuses. He was widely considered as the favorite to fill Karma’s spot at Evil Geniuses and was even linked with OpTic Gaming but in the end stayed with Team EnVyUs and won the MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs.

Halo MMC (2014)

Formal played and won the MMC Launch Invitational.

call of duty: Advanced Warfare (2015)

Heading into Advanced Warfare, FormaL left Team EnVyUs, and joined OpTic Gaming, together with Crimsix, to complete the roster of NaDeSHoT, Scump, Crimsix and FormaL. FormaL and OpTic Gaming came into MLG Columbus 2014 with the number one overall seeding having won both the 5K and 10K tournaments, they placed 2nd after losing two best of 5 matches against FaZe Clan consisting of Censor, SlasheR, ACHES, and Apathy in the grand finals.

After a disappointing loss in the last event, OpTic Gaming headed into UMG Orlando 2015, again with the 1st seed. They made it difficult for themselves, after losing both Pool Play matches on Friday 3-0 against Stunner Gaming and Team Revenge. With the help from the other teams in the Pool, OpTic Gaming advanced to the Winners Bracket after winning their last two matches. From there they advanced to the Grand Final and placed 1st after beating Stunner Gaming 3-1.

After storming through the MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 1 Regular Season with a 38-6 record, the OpTic boys entered the playoffs with the number 1 seed. They stormed though the event taking down Rise Nation, Aware Gaming.NA, and Team Kaliber in a closely contested 5 game series and Denial eSports in the grand final to take home the Championship and $30,000.

Just two weeks later, the team took home another event win at the Call of Duty Championship NA Regional Finals 2015 as they only lost one map throughout the entire weekend, going an impressive 18-1 in map count. They defeated top team such as Team Kaliber, Team EnVyUs, FaZe Red and finally Denial eSports in the grand final, defeating Denial 3-0 in the final for the second straight event. This left them with the number one seed for the upcoming Call of Duty Championship 2015 and having won the past three events, they were the heavy favorites to take home the main prize.

At the main event at the end of March, OpTic were placed in Group A along with Vitality X, Team Orbit and NxG Rapid. It was regular business for the team in group play as they finished 3-0 in the group. As the tournament rolled onto Day 2 and Bracket Play, OpTic were drawn against rivals Denial eSports in the first round of the Winner’s Bracket. They were slow out of the gate as they fell 3-1 to Denial. They matched up against Below Zero in Loser’s Round 1 where they defeated them 3-0. They then moved onto Strictly Business in Loser’s Round 2 where they won 3-1. However, the team faced another road block as they matched up against FaZe Red who defeated OpTic 3-0, eliminating the tournament favorites. OpTic placed 7th taking home $35,000.

CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS 3 (2016)

Formal and the rest of the OpTic Gaming team remained together for the Call of Duty Black Ops 3 season.

Formal proved himself in the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare season, and many critics considered him as the best AR player in the game at the time.

Formal and OpTic Gaming won five events during the 2016 Black Ops 3 season.

At the 2016 Call of Duty Championships Formal and OpTic Gaming took 8th place and won $50,000 as a team.

CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE (2017)

Formal and the rest of the OpTic Gaming team remained together for the Call of Duty Infinite Warfare season.

Formal and OpTic Gaming won 4 events, including the 2017 Call of Duty Championship, where Formal won his first Championship ring.

In 2017, FormaL won console player of the year at the esports industry awards.

CALL OF DUTY: WW2 (2018)

Formal and OpTic Gaming teammates Crimsix, Karma, and Scump took second place in the 1st Stage of the 2018 CWL Pro League.

Formal and OpTic Gaming took third place at the 2018 CWL Anaheim Open.

CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 (2019)

Formal and Luminosity Gaming teammates Classic, Gunless, John, and Slacked won CWL Fort Worth 2019.

CALL OF DUTY: BLACKOUT (2019+)

Formal and Luminosity Gaming teammates Classic, Ricky, and Slacked won the Blackout After Dark tournament in March of 2019.

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE (2020)

No news is good news, as far as we know Formal will play on the Seattle Surge for the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League, Activision’s Call of Duty city franchise league.

Results by Year

2019
$69,937.50 From 9 Tournaments

2019-08-18 7th-8th CWL Championship 2019 $10,000.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2019-07-21 5th-6th CWL Pro League 2019 Finals $8,750.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2019-07-05 13th-14th CWL Pro League 2019 $12,875.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2019-07-05 11th CWL Pro League 2019 Player Bonuses $4,000.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2019-05-17 2nd CWL Blackout After Dark 2019-05-17 $2,500.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2019-05-05 7th-8th CWL London 2019 $1,500.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2019-04-25 2nd BoomTV Take No Prisoners 2019-04-25 $3,000.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2019-03-29 1st Blackout After Dark 3/29/19 $2,312.50 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2019-03-17 1st CWL 2019 Fort Worth $25,000.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2018
$68,000.00 From 7 Tournaments

2018-12-09 4th CWL Las Vegas Open 2018 $4,000.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
2018-08-19 5th-6th CWL Championship 2018 $13,750.00 Call of Duty: World War II
2018-07-29 9th-10th 2018 CWL Pro League Stage 2 $3,125.00 Call of Duty: World War II
2018-06-17 3rd 2018 CWL Anaheim Open $8,000.00 Call of Duty: World War II
2018-04-08 2nd 2018 CWL Pro League Stage 1 $33,125.00 Call of Duty: World War II
2018-04-01 4th 2018 CWL Birmingham Open $4,000.00 Call of Duty: World War II
2018-03-11 5th-6th CWL Atlanta Open 2018 $2,000.00 Call of Duty: World War II
2017
$294,550.00 From 16 Tournaments

2017-12-18 2nd NA CWL 2000 series 12-17/18 $125.00 Call of Duty: World War II
2017-12-10 3rd CWL Dallas Open 2018 $8,000.00 Call of Duty: World War II
2017-12-04 1st NA CWL 2000 series 12-3/4 $375.00 Call of Duty: World War II
2017-11-20 1st NA CWL 2000 series 11-19/20 $375.00 Call of Duty: World War II
2017-11-13 1st NA CWL 2000 series 11-12/13 $375.00 Call of Duty: World War II
2017-08-13 1st CWL Championship 2017 $150,000.00 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2017-08-13 See Note CWL Championship 2017 $25,000.00 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2017-07-30 1st CWL 2017 – Global Pro League Stage 2 $53,125.00 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2017-06-18 1st Anaheim Infinite Warfare 4v4 HP #1 06-18 Tournament $50.00 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2017-06-18 7th-8th CWL 2017 – Anaheim Open $1,000.00 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2017-05-28 4th CWL 2017 – Global Pro League Stage 1 $13,125.00 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2017-03-19 1st CWL 2017 Dallas Open $20,000.00 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2017-02-26 1st MLG GameBattles/2000 Series/North America/2017-02-26 $500.00 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2017-02-19 1st CWL 2017 Paris Open ESWC $10,000.00 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2017-02-12 2nd CWL 2017 Atlanta Open $12,000.00 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2017-02-05 1st MLG GameBattles/2000 Series/North America/2017-02-04 $500.00 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2016
$73,039.38 From 12 Tournaments

2016-12-18 5th-6th MLG CWL Las Vegas Open 2016 $1,000.00 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2016-09-04 7th-8th Call of Duty XP Championship 2016 $12,500.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2016-08-07 1st MLG Orlando 2016 $10,000.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2016-07-17 5th-8th NA CWL Stage 2 Playoffs $4,000.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2016-06-12 1st MLG Anaheim Open 2016 (CoD:BO3) $10,000.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2016-05-08 1st ESWC Zénith 2016 COD $5,000.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2016-04-10 1st Crown Invitational 2016 A$7,500.00 $5,664.38 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2016-04-03 1st NA CWL Stage 1 Playoffs $16,500.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2016-03-13 1st ESL CWL Challenge Division Tier 2 Event 2 North America $2,500.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2016-02-28 1st UMG CWL $25K Challenge Variant #2 $2,500.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2016-02-21 1st UMG CWL Challenge Variant #1 $2,500.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2016-02-14 5th-8th UMG South Carolina 2016 (Championship Bracket) $875.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2015
$98,770.00 From 43 Tournaments

2015-11-14 2nd Totino’s Invitational $1,500.00 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2015-10-18 1st MLG World Finals 2015 (CoD:AW) $25,000.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-10-11 1st MLG 10K Series 10-11 $350.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-10-04 1st MLG 5K Series 10-04 $307.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-09-27 1st MLG 10K Series 09-27 $482.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-09-20 2nd MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 3 $6,250.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-09-13 1st MLG 5K Series 09-13 $262.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-09-06 1st UMG Washington D.C. 2015 $6,000.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-08-30 1st MLG 5K Series 08-30 $317.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-08-23 1st MLG 5K Series 08-23 $322.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-08-09 2nd MLG 5K Series 08-09 $152.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-08-02 2nd Gfinity CoD Summer Championship $6,250.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-07-19 3rd-4th MLG 10K Series 07-19 $122.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-07-18 2nd UMG/MLG 5K Series 07-18 $100.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-07-12 2nd UMG Dallas 2015 $2,500.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-06-28 1st MLG 10K Series 06-28 $842.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-06-14 1st MLG 5K Series 06-14 $525.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-06-07 1st MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 2 $7,500.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-05-31 1st MLG 5K Series 05-31 $603.75 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-05-17 1st UMG California 2015 $4,000.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-05-10 1st Gfinity CoD Spring Masters I (CoD:AW) $3,750.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-05-03 1st ESWC Zénith 2015 (CoD:AW) $5,000.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-04-26 1st MLG 5K Series 04-26 $756.25 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-04-25 2nd UMG/MLG 2K Series 04-25 $95.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-04-19 1st MLG 10K Series 04-19 $930.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-04-11 1st UMG/MLG 2K Series 04-11 $222.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-03-29 7th Call of Duty Championship 2015 $8,750.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-03-21 1st UMG/MLG 2K Series 03-21 $227.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-03-15 2nd MLG 5K Series 03-15 $227.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-03-08 1st NA Regional Finals 2015 $1,250.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-03-01 1st MLG HP 250 Series 03-01 $102.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-02-28 1st UMG/MLG 2K Series 02-28 $200.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-02-22 1st MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 1 $7,500.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-02-15 1st MLG 5K Series 02-15 $518.75 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-02-14 3rd-4th UMG/MLG 2K Series 02-14 $56.25 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-01-25 1st MLG 5K Series 01-25 $608.75 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-01-24 2nd UMG/MLG 2K Series 01-24 $135.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-01-18 1st MLG 5K Series 01-18 $578.75 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-01-17 1st UMG/MLG 2K Series 01-17 $317.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-01-16 1st MLG Variant 250 Series 01-16 $170.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-01-13 1st MLG HP 250 Series 01-13 $80.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-01-11 3rd-4th MLG 5K Series 01-11 $155.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2015-01-04 1st UMG Orlando 2015 $3,750.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2014
$29,760.30 From 19 Tournaments

2014-12-28 3rd-4th MLG 5K Series 12-28 $160.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2014-12-22 2nd MLG HP 250 Series 12-22 $60.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2014-12-14 1st MLG 5K Series 12-14 $680.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2014-12-13 2nd UMG/MLG 2K Series 12-13 $152.50 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2014-12-07 1st MLG 5K Series 12-07 $750.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2014-11-30 2nd MLG Columbus 2014 (CoD:AW) $1,500.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2014-11-23 1st MLG 10K Series 11-23 $1,060.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2014-11-22 3rd-4th UMG/MLG 2K Series 11-22 $120.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2014-11-17 1st MLG HP 250 Series 11-17 $180.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2014-11-16 1st MLG 5K Series 11-16 $800.00 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2014-11-09 1st MMC Launch Invitational $5,000.00 Halo 2 Anniversary
2014-10-26 1st MLG CoD:Ghosts League Season 3 $7,500.00 Call of Duty: Ghosts
2014-08-24 2nd UMG Dallas 2014 $1,000.00 Call of Duty: Ghosts
2014-08-03 1st Gfinity G3 (Call of Duty: Ghosts) $7,500.00 Call of Duty: Ghosts
2014-07-06 3rd RTX 2014 (Halo 4 4v4) $125.00 Halo 4
2014-06-22 5th-6th MLG Anaheim 2014 (CoD:Ghosts Pro) $1,000.00 Call of Duty: Ghosts
2014-06-01 1st MLG 2K Series 06-01 $445.00 Call of Duty: Ghosts
2014-05-04 5th UGC Niagara 2014 (CoD:Ghosts) C$250.00 $227.80 Call of Duty: Ghosts
2014-02-23 1st MLG 5K Series 02-23 $1,500.00 Call of Duty: Ghosts
2013
$8,875.00 From 5 Tournaments

2013-09-01 7th Halo 4 Global Championship $2,000.00 Halo 4
2013-06-23 1st UMG Chicago 2013 (Halo 4) $1,875.00 Halo 4
2013-06-09 1st AGL 7 Knoxville (Halo 4 4v4) $2,500.00 Halo 4
2013-04-14 1st AGL 5 Nashville (Halo 4) $1,250.00 Halo 4
2013-01-27 1st AGL Chicago 2013 (Halo 4) $1,250.00 Halo 4
2012
$4,500.00 From 2 Tournaments

2012-11-04 2nd MLG Fall Championship 2012 (Halo 4) $2,500.00 Halo 4
2012-03-25 3rd MLG Winter Championship 2012 (Halo: Reach) $2,000.00 Halo: Reach
2011
$14,700.00 From 6 Tournaments

2011-11-20 5th MLG Providence 2011 (Halo: Reach) $5,000.00 Halo: Reach
2011-10-16 1st MLG Orlando 2011 (Halo: Reach) $5,000.00 Halo: Reach
2011-08-28 3rd MLG Raleigh 2011 (Halo: Reach) $2,000.00 Halo: Reach
2011-07-31 5th MLG Anaheim 2011 (Halo: Reach) $1,000.00 Halo: Reach
2011-06-05 6th MLG Columbus 2011 (Halo: Reach) $700.00 Halo: Reach
2011-04-03 5th MLG Dallas 2011 (Halo: Reach) $1,000.00 Halo: Reach

Call of Duty

SeasonTeam
Call of Duty 2015OpTic CoD
Call of Duty 2016OpTic CoD
Call of Duty 2017OpTic CoD
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Call of Duty League 2020

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Call of Duty World League

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Call of Duty 2014EnVy
Call of Duty 2015OpTic CoD
Call of Duty 2016OpTic CoD
Call of Duty 2017OpTic CoD
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Call of Duty World League 2013

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Call of Duty World League 2014

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Call of Duty World League 2015

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Call of Duty World League 2016

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Call of Duty World League 2017

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Call of Duty World League 2018

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Call of Duty World League 2019

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Call of Duty World League Anaheim 2019

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Call of Duty World League London 2019

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Call of Duty World League Miami Finals 2019

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Call of Duty World League Pro League 2019

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Career Total

Season
Call of Duty 2013
Call of Duty 2014
Call of Duty 2015
Call of Duty 2016
Call of Duty 2017
Call of Duty 2018
Call of Duty 2019
Call of Duty 2020
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