Formal

 
Formal
Name
Formal
Nationality
usa United States
Position
Advanced Warfare Pro, Black Ops 3 Pro, Black Ops Cold War Pro, Blackout Pro, Black Ops 4 Pro, Call of Duty Pro, Ghosts Pro, Halo 4 Pro, Halo Pro, Halo Reach Pro, Infinite Warfare Pro, Modern Warfare Pro, Personality, Pro Player, Warzone Pro, WW2 Pro
Current Team
Huntsmen
Past Teams
FaZe, Luminosity, OpTic, EnVy, FeaR, Team Kaliber
Leagues
Call of Duty Esports, COD League (CDL), Call of Duty World League, Major League Gaming, Warzone Esports
Seasons
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Birthday
December 19, 1994
Age
25

Matthew "Formal" Piper is a pro Halo player, a pro COD player, a 2017 World Champion, 2017 World Championship MVP, and the Console Player of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards.

FORMAL

Formal, also known as Matthew Piper, is a professional Call of Duty player and a professional Halo player. He is a 2017 Call of Duty World Champion and the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship MVP. He was named the Console Player of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards.


SOCIAL MEDIA

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TWITCH

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TWITTER

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FORMAL HISTORY

Formal has been a pro esports player since before 2009 competing in Halo esports. He has been a pro COD player since before 2013.


This is a history of Formal’s time on various professional Halo esports teams.

Formal’s Halo Team History
Time Period Team Name
2009 – 2009 Chilled Reality
2010 – 2010 The A-Team
2010 – 2010 Far From Home
2011 – 2011 Soul
2011 – 2011 Believe the Hype
2011 – 2011 Dynasty
2012 – 2012 Ambush
2012 – 2012 Avengers
2012 – 2012 Dynasty
2012 – 2013 Ambush
2014 – 2014 Reign 812
2014 – 2014 Believe the Hype

This is a history of Formal’s time on various professional Call of Duty esports teams.

Formal’s COD Team History
Time Period Team Name
Nov 2013 – Nov 27 2013
Primal
Nov 29 2013 – Jan 07 2014
Jan 09 2014 – Mar 31 2014
Apr 05 2014 – Jun 23 2014
FaZe Black
Jun 25 2014 – Nov 01 2014
Nov 06 2014 – May 06 2018
May 06 2018 – Oct 24 2019 Luminosity Gaming
Oct 24 2019 – Present

Formal HALO History (2009)

Formal began his competitive gaming career in the Halo franchise.


Formal HALO REACH History (2012)

Formal won the 2011 MLG Orlando Halo Reach tournament. Then he took third place in the 2012 Halo Winter Championship.


Formal HALO 4 History (2013)

Formal took second place in the 2012 Halo Fall Championship. He took 1st place at the 2013 AGL Chicago Halo 4 tournament, AGL 5 Nashville Halo 4 tournament, AGL 7 Knoxville Halo 4 tournament, and 2013 UMG Chicago Halo 4 tournament. Formal took 7th place at the Halo 4 Global Championships.


Formal COD Ghosts History (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.

Formal COD Ghosts Tournament Results and Esports Earnings
$19,172.80 From 7 Tournaments

2014-10-26 1st MLG League Season 3 $7,500.00
2014-08-24 2nd UMG Dallas 2014 $1,000.00
2014-08-03 1st Gfinity G3 $7,500.00
2014-06-22 5th-6th MLG Anaheim 2014 $1,000.00
2014-06-01 1st MLG 2K Series $445.00
2014-05-04 5th UGC Niagara 2014 $227.80
2014-02-23 1st MLG 5K Series $1,500.00

Formal Halo MMC History (2014)

Formal played and won the 2014 MMC Launch Invitational Halo 2 Anniversary tournament.

Formal Halo 2 Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $5,000.00 From 1 Tournament

2014-11-09 1st MMC Launch Invitational $5,000.00

Formal COD Advanced Warfare History (2015)

Heading into Advanced Warfare, FormaL left Team EnVy, and joined OpTic Gaming, to compete on a roster with COD Legends NaDeSHoT, Scump, and Crimsix. 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.

Formal COD Advanced Warfare Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $102,732.50 From 52 Tournaments

2015-10-18 1st MLG World Finals 2015 $25,000.00
2015-10-11 1st MLG 10K Series $350.00
2015-10-04 1st MLG 5K Series $307.50
2015-09-27 1st MLG 10K Series $482.50
2015-09-20 2nd MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 3 $6,250.00
2015-09-13 1st MLG 5K Series $262.50
2015-09-06 1st UMG Washington DC 2015 $6,000.00
2015-08-30 1st MLG 5K Series $317.50
2015-08-23 1st MLG 5K Series $322.50
2015-08-09 2nd MLG 5K Series $152.50
2015-08-02 2nd Gfinity CoD Summer Championship $6,250.00
2015-07-19 3rd-4th MLG 10K Series $122.50
2015-07-18 2nd  UMG MLG 5K Series $100.00
2015-07-12 2nd UMG Dallas 2015 $2,500.00
2015-06-28 1st MLG 10K Series $842.50
2015-06-14 1st MLG 5K Series $525.00
2015-06-07 1st MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 2 $7,500.00
2015-05-31 1st MLG 5K Series $603.75
2015-05-17 1st UMG California 2015 $4,000.00
2015-05-10 1st Gfinity CoD Spring Masters I $3,750.00
2015-05-03 1st ESWC Zenith 2015 $5,000.00
2015-04-26 1st MLG 5K Series $756.25
2015-04-25 2nd UMG/MLG 2K Series $95.00
2015-04-19 1st MLG 10K Series $930.00
2015-04-11 1st  UMG/MLG 2K Series $222.50
2015-03-29 7th  Call of Duty Championship 2015 $8,750.00
2015-03-21 1st  UMG/MLG 2K Series $227.50
2015-03-15 2nd MLG 5K Series $227.50
2015-03-08 1st NA Regional Finals 2015 $1,250.00
2015-03-01 1st  MLG HP 250 Series $102.50
2015-02-28 1st  UMG/MLG 2K Series $200.00
2015-02-22 1st  MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 1 $7,500.00
2015-02-15 1st  MLG 5K Series $518.75
2015-02-14 3rd-4th  UMG/MLG 2K Series $56.25
2015-01-25 1st MLG 5K Series $608.75
2015-01-24 2nd  UMG/MLG 2K Series $135.00
2015-01-18 1st  MLG 5K Series $578.75
2015-01-17 1st UMG/MLG 2K Series $317.50
2015-01-16 1st MLG Variant 250 Series $170.00
2015-01-13 1st  MLG HP 250 Series $80.00
2015-01-11 3rd-4th  MLG 5K Series $155.00
2015-01-04 1st  UMG Orlando 2015 $3,750.00
2014-12-28 3rd-4th MLG 5K Series $160.00
2014-12-22 2nd  MLG HP 250 Series $60.00
2014-12-14 1st MLG 5K Series $680.00
2014-12-13 2nd UMG/MLG 2K Series $152.50
2014-12-07 1st MLG 5K Series $750.00
2014-11-30 2nd MLG Columbus 2014 $1,500.00
2014-11-23 1st  MLG 10K Series $1,060.00
2014-11-22 3rd-4th  UMG/MLG 2K Series $120.00
2014-11-17 1st MLG HP 250 Series $180.00
2014-11-16 1st  MLG 5K Series $800.00

Formal COD BLACK OPS 3 History (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 took 8th place and earned $10,000.

Formal COD Black Ops 3 Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $73,539.38 From 12 Tournaments

2016-09-04 7th-8th Call of Duty XP Championship 2016 $12,500.00
2016-08-07 1st MLG Orlando 2016 $10,000.00
2016-07-17 5th-8th NA CWL Stage 2 Playoffs $4,000.00
2016-06-12 1st MLG Anaheim Open 2016 $10,000.00
2016-05-08 1st ESWC Zenith 2016 $5,000.00
2016-04-10 1st Crown Invitational 2016 $5,664.38
2016-04-03 1st NA CWL Stage 1 Playoffs $16,500.00
2016-03-13 1st ESL CWL Challenge Division Tier 2 Event 2 NA $2,500.00
2016-02-28 1st UMG CWL $25K Challenge 2 $2,500.00
2016-02-21 1st UMG CWL Challenge 1 $2,500.00
2016-02-14 5th-8th UMG South Carolina 2016 $875.00
2015-11-14 2nd Totino’s Invitational $1,500.00

Formal COD INFINITE WARFARE History (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.

Formal COD Infinite Warfare Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $286,300.00 From 12 Tournaments

2017-08-13 1st CWL Championship 2017 $150,000.00
2017-08-13 See Note CWL Championship 2017 $25,000.00
2017-07-30 1st CWL Global Pro League 2017 – Stage 2 $53,125.00
2017-06-18 1st Anaheim Infinite Warfare 4v4 HP 1 $50.00
2017-06-18 7th-8th CWL Anaheim Open 2017 $1,000.00
2017-05-28 4th CWL Global Pro League 2017 – Stage 1 $13,125.00
2017-03-19 1st CWL Dallas Open 2017 $20,000.00
2017-02-26 1st MLG GameBattles 2k Series NA $500.00
2017-02-19 1st CWL Paris Open ESWC 2017 $10,000.00
2017-02-12 2nd CWL Atlanta Open 2017 $12,000.00
2017-02-05 1st MLG GameBattles 2k Series NA $500.00
2016-12-18 5th-6th MLG CWL Las Vegas Open 2016 $1,000.00

Formal COD WW2 History (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.

Formal COD WW2 Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $73,250.00 From 11 Tournaments

2018-08-19 5th-6th CWL Championship 2018 $13,750.00
2018-07-29 9th-10th CWL Pro League 2018 – Stage 2 $3,125.00
2018-06-17 3rd CWL Anaheim Open 2019 $8,000.00
2018-04-08 2nd CWL Pro League 2018 – Stage 1 $33,125.00
2018-04-01 4th CWL Birmingham Open 2018 $4,000.00
2018-03-11 5th-6th CWL Atlanta Open 2018 $2,000.00
2017-12-18 2nd NA CWL 2k series $125.00
2017-12-10 3rd CWL Dallas Open 2018 $8,000.00
2017-12-04 1st NA CWL 2k series $375.00
2017-11-20 1st NA CWL 2k series $375.00
2017-11-13 1st NA CWL 2k series $375.00

Formal COD BLACK OPS 4 History (2019)

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

Formal COD Black Ops 4 Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $73,937.50 From 10 Tournaments

2019-08-18 7th-8th CWL Championship 2019 $10,000.00
2019-07-21 5th-6th CWL Pro League Finals 2019 $8,750.00
2019-07-05 13th-14th CWL Pro League 2019 $12,875.00
2019-07-05 11th CWL Pro League 2019 Player Bonuses $4,000.00
2019-05-17 2nd CWL Blackout After Dark – May 2019 $2,500.00
2019-05-05 7th-8th CWL London 2019 $1,500.00
2019-04-25 2nd BoomTV Take No Prisoners 2019-04-25 $3,000.00
2019-03-29 1st CWL Blackout After Dark – March 2019 $2,312.50
2019-03-17 1st CWL Fort Worth 2019 $25,000.00
2018-12-09 4th CWL Las Vegas Open 2018 $4,000.00

Formal COD BLACKOUT History (2019)

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


Formal COD MODERN WARFARE History (2020)

Formal announced on October 24th, 2019 that he would be playing on the Chicago Huntsmen team for the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

On August 30th, 2020, Arcitys took 3rd place in the 2020 COD League World Championship with the Chicago Huntsmen earning $120,000.

Formal COD Modern Warfare Tournament Results and Esports Earnings $152,000.00 From 9 Tournaments

2020-08-30 3rd 2020 COD League World Championship $120,000.00
2020-07-26 9th CDL 2020 Week 13 – Toronto Home Series
2020-07-12 2nd CDL 2020 Week 11 – New York Home Series $6,000.00
2020-05-24 1st CDL 2020 Week 8 – Seattle Home Series $10,000.00
2020-04-26 3rd-4th CDL 2020 Week 6 – Chicago Home Series $2,000.00
2020-04-12 3rd-4th CDL 2020 Week 5 – Dallas Home Series $2,000.00
2020-02-23 3rd-4th CDL 2020 Week 3 – Atlanta Home Series $2,000.00
2020-02-09 1st CDL 2020 Week 2 – London Home Series $10,000.00
2020-01-26 1st-4th CDL 2020 Launch Weekend

Formal Warzone History (2020)
Formal Warzone Tournament Results and Esports Earnings
$4,000.00 From 3 Tournaments

2020-06-23 4th Twitch Rivals COD Warzone Showdown NA $1,000.00
2020-05-28 2nd Twitch Rivals Doritos Disruptor Series TeeP’s Trials 1 $1,000.00
2019-12-20 3rd BoomTV Code Red $2,000.00

Call of Duty Esports

SeasonTeam$PointsK/DK +/-Map WinsSlayer RatingAvg Slayer RatingMinor ChampionshipsMajor ChampionshipWorld Championship
2014OpTic0000000000
2015OpTic0000000000
2016OpTic0000000000
2017OpTic0000000000
2018OpTic0000000000
2019Luminosity10000000000000
2020Huntsmen152000000000020
2021Huntsmen0000000000
Total-162000000000020

COD League (CDL)

SeasonTeam$PointsK/DK +/-Map WinsSlayer RatingAvg Slayer RatingMinor ChampionshipsMajor ChampionshipWorld Championship
2020Huntsmen152000000000020
2021Huntsmen0000000000
Total-152000000000020

Call of Duty World League

SeasonTeam$PointsK/DK +/-Map WinsSlayer RatingAvg Slayer RatingMinor ChampionshipsMajor ChampionshipWorld Championship
2016OpTic0000000000
2017OpTic0000000000
2018OpTic0000000000
2019Luminosity10000000000000
Total-10000000000000

Major League Gaming

SeasonTeam$PointsK/DK +/-Map WinsSlayer RatingAvg Slayer RatingMinor ChampionshipsMajor ChampionshipWorld Championship
2014OpTic0000000000
2015OpTic0000000000
Total-0000000000

Warzone Esports

SeasonTeam$PointsK/DK +/-Map WinsSlayer RatingAvg Slayer RatingMinor ChampionshipsMajor ChampionshipWorld Championship
2020Huntsmen0000000000
2021Huntsmen0000000000
Total-0000000000

Career Total

Season$PointsK/DK +/-Map WinsSlayer RatingAvg Slayer RatingMinor ChampionshipsMajor ChampionshipWorld Championship
20130000000000
20140000000000
20150000000000
20160000000000
20170000000000
20180000000000
201910000000000000
2020152000000000020
20210000000000
Total162000000000020

Results

(1)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(6)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

Losers Cash Prize: $600,000.00
(6)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

Losers Cash Prize: $400,000.00
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

Losers Cash Prize: $300,000.00
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(2)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(2)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(1)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(3)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

Winners Cash Prize: $50,000
Losers Cash Prize: $30,000
(2)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(2)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(1)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(3)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

Losers Cash Prize: $10,000.00
(3)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

Winners Cash Prize: $50,000.00
Losers Cash Prize: $30,000.00
(2)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(1)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(3)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

Losers Cash Prize: $10,000.00
(2)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(2)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(1)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

Losers Cash Prize: $10,000.00
(2)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(1)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(2)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Gateway Center Arena

Losers Cash Prize: 10000
(1)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Gateway Center Arena

(1)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

(2)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Copper Box Arena

Winners Cash Prize: $50,000.00
Losers Cash Prize: $30,000.00
(2)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Copper Box Arena

Losers Cash Prize: $10,000.00
(1)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Copper Box Arena

(1)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Online

COD League (CDL)
2020
Minneapolis Armory

(1)
COD League (CDL)
2020
Minneapolis Armory

Call of Duty World League
2019
Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion

Call of Duty World League
2019
Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion

Losers Cash Prize: 50000
Call of Duty World League
2018
Nationwide Arena

Call of Duty World League
2019
Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion

Losers Cash Prize: 35000
Call of Duty World League
2019
Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion

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