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Background Information
NameMatt Piper
Country of Birth
United States
BirthdayDecember 19, 1994 (age 26)
North America
Social Media & Links
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Team History
??? 2009 - ??? 2010Logo std.pngVarious Teams
??? 2011 - ??? 2011Soullogo std.pngSoul
??? 2011 - ??? 2011
2014 - 2014
Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype
??? 2011 - ??? 2011
2012 - 2012
Dynastylogo std.pngDynasty
??? 2012 - ??? 2012
2012 - 2013
VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush
??? 2012 - ??? 2012Logo std.pngAvengers
??? 2014 - ??? 2014Logo std.pngReign 812

Matthew "FormaL" Piper is a retired player most well known for his time on teams such as Ambush and Believe the Hype.

Since retiring from Halo, FormaL has become a successful Call of Duty player. He currently plays in the Call of Duty League with the Chicago Huntsmen. For information on his CoD career, visit his COD Esports Gamepedia page.


Matthew Piper was born on December 19, 1994. He is from southern California.

Halo 3

Formal began his Halo career at MLG Anaheim 2009, as a member of Chilled Reality alongside AoW, Frogan and Shyre. They placed 30th. Formal's next event was MLG Columbus 2010 as a member of The A-Team with HaloKnight. They placed outside the top 32. Formal's last documented Halo 3 event was MLG Raleigh 2010, where he again placed outside of the top 32 as a member of Far From Home alongside Aptix, Gregor and MuNoZ.

Halo: Reach

Formal first made a name for himself in Halo: Reach by placing 5th at MLG Dallas 2011. His team, Soul, included Blaze, Brake and Ryanoob. Ryanoob was replaced with Goofy for Columbus, where Formal and Soul took 6th place. Formal and Blaze then left Soul to join Believe the Hype alongside Maniac and Ryanoob. BtH took 5th place in Anaheim. Blaze and Ryanoob then left BtH to join Infamous, and were replaced by Destin and Reliable. The new squad placed 3rd in Raleigh. Formal and Destin then left BtH to join Dynasty alongside Heinz and TiZoXiC. On Dynasty, Formal finally found success, winning his first event in Orlando. Unfortunately, Dynasty did not perform as well at the Providence National Championships, taking 5th place.

In 2012, Formal and Heinz left Dynasty to form Ambush with APG and Cloud. The new squad placed 3rd at the MLG Winter Championship 2012. After MLG dropped Halo, Formal and APG joined team Avengers with Clutch and Lethul and placed 3rd at AGL 1. The 2011 Dynasty lineup then reformed for AGL 2, where Formal again placed 3rd.

Halo 4

In late 2012, Formal and Heinz reformed Ambush again, this time with APG and Snip3down. The new squad took 2nd at the MLG Fall Championship 2012. The Ambush squad stuck together for AGL 3 Chicago where they placed 1st. APG was then replaced with iGotUrPistola, and the new squad proceeded to dominate the competition, winning three straight events (AGL 5, AGL 7, UMG Chicago) before placing 4th at AGL 8. They then attended AGL 9 with Enable in place of Snip3down and won the event.

In 2014, Formal and Heinz formed Reign 812 with APG and Lethul, and the squad placed 3rd at RTX 2014.

Halo 2: Annivesary

Formal, APG and Lethul started off H2A by joining Believe the Hype. This squad took 1st place at the ESL MCC Launch Invitational. Formal retired from Halo after this to fully pursue a Call of Duty career.


  • Formal is the first player to win a major event in both Halo and Call of Duty. He earned this distinction on August 3, 2014 when he won Gfinity 3 as a member of Team EnVyUs.

Team and Tournament History

Team Competitions

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 2a logo.png November 9, 2014 ESL MCC Launch Invitational A11 $20,000 Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype aPGLethuLMaNiaC
Halo 4 logo.png July 6, 2014 RTX 2014 A33 $500 Logo std.pngReign 812 HeinzaPGLethuL
Halo 4 logo.png August 11, 2013 AGL 9 Atlanta A11 - VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush HeinziGotUrPistolaEnable
Halo 4 logo.png July 21, 2013 AGL 8 Knoxville A44 - VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush HeinzSnip3downiGotUrPistola
Halo 4 logo.png June 23, 2013 UMG Chicago 2013 A11 $7,500 VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush HeinzSnip3downiGotUrPistola
Halo 4 logo.png June 9, 2013 AGL 7 Knoxville A11 $10,000 VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush HeinzSnip3downiGotUrPistola
Halo 4 logo.png April 14, 2013 AGL 5 Nashville A11 $5,000 VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush HeinzSnip3downiGotUrPistola
Halo 4 logo.png January 27, 2013 AGL 3 Chicago A11 $4,500 VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush HeinzaPGSnip3down
Halo 4 logo.png November 4, 2012 MLG Fall Championship 2012 A22 $10,000 VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush HeinzaPGSnip3down
Halo reach logo.png October 7, 2012 AGL 2 Columbus A33 - Dynastylogo std.pngDynasty DestinHeinzTiZoXiC
Halo reach logo.png August 5, 2012 AGL 1 Chicago A33 - Logo std.pngAvengers aPGCloudLethuL
Halo reach logo.png March 25, 2012 MLG Winter Championship 2012 A33 $8,000 VVv Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush HeinzaPGCloud
Halo reach logo.png November 20, 2011 MLG Providence Championships 2011 A55 $20,000 Dynastylogo std.pngDynasty DestinTiZoXiCHeinz
Halo reach logo.png October 16, 2011 MLG Orlando 2011 A11 $20,000 Dynastylogo std.pngDynasty DestinTiZoXiCHeinz
Halo reach logo.png August 28, 2011 MLG Raleigh 2011 A33 $8,000 Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype MaNiaCDestinReliable
Halo reach logo.png July 31, 2011 MLG Anaheim 2011 A55 $4,000 Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype BlazeRyaNoobMaNiaC
Halo reach logo.png June 5, 2011 MLG Columbus 2011 A66 $2,800 Soullogo std.pngSoul BlazeBrakeGoofy
Halo reach logo.png April 3, 2011 MLG Dallas 2011 A55 $4,000 Soullogo std.pngSoul BlazeBrakeRyaNoob
Halo 3 logo.png August 29, 2010 MLG Raleigh 2010 D3< 32 - Logo std.pngFar From Home AptixGregorMuNoZ
Halo 3 logo.png June 6, 2010 MLG Columbus 2010 D3< 32 - Logo std.pngThe A-Team HaloKnight??
Halo 3 logo.png November 8, 2009 MLG Anaheim 2009 D030 - Logo std.pngChilled Reality AoWFroganShyre

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