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Matthew "FormaL" Piper is a member of OpTic Gaming in the United States.
Formal began his competitive gaming career in the Halo franchise. 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 MLG Columbus of 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, FeaR. After staying with FeaR for a relatively short period of time, Formal joined Team KaLiBeR and competed with them at the Call of Duty Championship 2014 but after placing 13th at the event, FormaL left to join FaZe Black. In June 2014, FormaL left FaZe Black and joined EnVyUs. After this, in November 2014, Formal announced he was joining OpTic Gaming. This was expected as Formal had publicly stated that he wished to team with Crimsix.
- FormaL began his eSports career as a Halo competitor
- FormaL is the first competitive gamer to win both a major Halo and Call of Duty LAN event
- Making the switch from MLG.tv to Twitch.tv, FormaL has witnessed substantial growth in his livestream - by January 2016, he was within the 400 most followed persons on Twitch. Based on YoustreamDB.com Stats, within the same year, FormaL surpassed 270,000 followers and 4,000,000 views.
|11/24/2013||Call of Duty: Ghosts||MLG Fall Championship||Primal||17th||$0|
|01/05/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||UMG Philadelphia||FeaR||19th||$0|
|02/07/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||Call of Duty Winter Invitational||Team KaLiBeR||3rd||$0|
|03/30/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||Call of Duty Championship 2014||Team KaLiBeR||13th||$0|
|04/13/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||MLG Season 1 Playoffs||Team KaLiBeR||5th||$0|
|05/04/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||UGC Niagara||FaZe Black||5th||$250|
|06/22/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||MLG Anaheim||FaZe Black||5th||$1,000|
|08/03/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||Gfinity III||EnVyUs||1st||$7,500|
|11/30/2014||COD: Advanced Warfare||MLG Columbus||OpTic Gaming||2nd||$1,500|
|01/04/2015||COD: Advanced Warfare||UMG Orlando||OpTic Gaming||1st||$6,250|