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FormaL
Kansas City 2022 FormaL.png
Background Information
NameMatt Piper
Country of Birth
United States
BirthdayDecember 19, 1994 (age 27)
Residency
NA
North America
Competitive
TeamOpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
RolePlayer
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Social Media & Links
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Matt "FormaL" Piper is a Halo esports player, currently a player for OpTic Gaming. During his Halo retirement from 2013-2021, FormaL became a successful Call of Duty player including multiple years on the OpTic Gaming dynasty.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
Notes
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Soullogo std.pngSoul≈Apr 2011≈2011-04-??≈Jun 2011≈2011-06-??≈2mo
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NA
Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype≈Jul 2011≈2011-07-??≈Sep 2011≈2011-09-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
Dynastylogo std.pngDynasty≈Sep 2011≈2011-09-??≈Feb 2012≈2012-02-??≈5mo
ejel
NA
Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush≈Mar 2012≈2012-03-??≈Aug 2013≈2013-08-??≈1yr 5mo
ejel
NA
Dynastylogo std.pngDynasty≈Apr 2012≈2012-04-??Oct 20122012-10-??≈6mo 14d
ejel
NA
Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype≈Oct 2014≈2014-10-??≈Dec 2014≈2014-12-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
Aug 20212021-08-28[2]Feb 20222022-02-18[1]5mo 21d
ejel
NA
Inconceivablelogo std.pngInconceivableNov 20212021-11-17Nov 20212021-11-192d
ejel
NA
Sentinelslogo std.pngSentinelsDec 20212021-12-12[4]Jan 20222022-01-28[3]1mo 16dTemp Sub
ejel
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic GamingFeb 20222022-02-18[1]Present5mo 6d
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TeamStartEnd
Notes
NA
Soullogo std.pngSoul≈Apr 2011≈2011-04-??≈Jun 2011≈2011-06-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype≈Jul 2011≈2011-07-??≈Sep 2011≈2011-09-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
Dynastylogo std.pngDynasty≈Sep 2011≈2011-09-??≈Feb 2012≈2012-02-??≈5mo
ejel
NA
Ambushlogo std.pngAmbush≈Mar 2012≈2012-03-??≈Aug 2013≈2013-08-??≈1yr 5mo
ejel
NA
Dynastylogo std.pngDynasty≈Apr 2012≈2012-04-??Oct 20122012-10-??≈6mo 14d
ejel
NA
Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBelieve the Hype≈Oct 2014≈2014-10-??≈Dec 2014≈2014-12-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
Aug 20212021-08-28[2]Feb 20222022-02-18[1]5mo 21d
ejel
NA
Inconceivablelogo std.pngInconceivableNov 20212021-11-17Nov 20212021-11-192d
ejel
NA
Sentinelslogo std.pngSentinelsDec 20212021-12-12[4]Jan 20222022-01-28[3]1mo 16dTemp Sub
ejel
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic GamingFeb 20222022-02-18[1]Present5mo 6d
ej

News

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2021
  • 2022
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Soullogo std.pngSoulApril (approx.), Blaze, Brake, FormaL, and RyaNoob join.
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Soullogo std.pngSoulJune (approx.), Blaze, Brake, FormaL, and Goofy leave.
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Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBtHJuly (approx.), Blaze, FormaL, and RyaNoob join. Cloud, Clutch, and Neighbor leave.
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Dynastylogo std.pngDynSeptember (approx.), Destin and FormaL join. Cloud and Snip3down leave.
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Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBtHSeptember (approx.), Cloud and Snip3down join. Destin and FormaL leave.
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Dynastylogo std.pngDynFebruary (approx.), Dersky and LethuL join. FormaL and Heinz leave.
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Ambushlogo std.pngAmbMarch (approx.), APG, Cloud, FormaL, and Heinz join.
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Dynastylogo std.pngDynApril (approx.), FormaL and Heinz join. Dersky and LethuL leave.
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Dynastylogo std.pngDynOctober, AcE, Dersky, and Reliable join. FormaL, Heinz, and TiZoXiC leave.
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Ambushlogo std.pngAmbAugust (approx.), Enable, FormaL, Heinz, and iGotUrPistola leave.
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Free Agentlogo std.pngF/AOctober 30, FormaL retires.[5]
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Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBtHOctober (approx.), aPG, FormaL, LethuL, and MaNiaC join.
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Believe the Hypelogo std.pngBtHDecember (approx.), Legit joins. FormaL leaves.
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OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOGAugust 28, FormaL (Content Creator) joins.[2]
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Inconceivablelogo std.pngICENovember 17, FormaL comes out of retirement and joins.
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Inconceivablelogo std.pngICENovember 19, Snip3down joins. FormaL leaves.
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Sentinelslogo std.pngSENDecember 12, FormaL joins as temporary substitute for HCS Raleigh 2021, replacing Royal2. Royal2 becomes inactive.[4]
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Sentinelslogo std.pngSENJanuary 28, FormaL (temporary substitute) leaves. Royal2 becomes active.[3]
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OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOGFebruary 18, FormaL (Content Creator to Player) changes position.
iGotUrPistola moves to substitute.[1]

Biography

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.

Trivia

  • 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.

Achievements

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place
Tournament tier
FormaL Tournament Results
DatePlPrizeEventRoster
2022-06-161$1,500$ 1,500$1,500 HCS North America Pro Series 2022-06-16OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOG aPG •  FormaL •  Lucid •  Trippy Lunchbox
2022-06-091$1,500$ 1,500$1,500 HCS North America Pro Series 2022-06-09OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOG Trippy •  Lucid •  aPG •  FormaL Lunchbox
2022-06-022$500$ 500$500 HCS North America Pro Series 2022-06-02OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOG Lucid •  FormaL •  aPG •  Trippy Lunchbox
2022-05-013$42,000$ 42,000$42,000 HCS Major Kansas City 2022OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOG aPG •  FormaL •  Lucid •  Trippy Lunchbox
2022-04-171$40,000$ 40,000$40,000 Nissan FaZe Clan Halo InvitationalOpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOG aPG •  FormaL •  Lucid •  Trippey Lunchbox
2022-03-051 $10,000 iBUYPOWER Infinite SeriesFormaLlogo std.pngFORM FormaL •  Elamite •  UberNick •  Covent Lucid
2022-01-272$500$ 500$500 HCS North America Pro Series 2022-01-27Sentinelslogo std.pngSEN FormaL •  Frosty •  Lethul •  Snakebite Royal1
2022-01-207 - 8 HCS North America Pro Series 2022-01-20Sentinelslogo std.pngSEN SnakeBite •  Frosty •  LethuL •  FormaL Royal1
2022-01-16Q HCS North America Open Series 2022-01-16Sentinelslogo std.pngSEN SnakeBite •  Frosty •  LethuL •  FormaL Royal1
2022-01-064 HCS North America Pro Series 2022-01-06Sentinelslogo std.pngSEN SnakeBite •  Frosty •  LethuL •  FormaL Royal1
Total Prize:USD 86,000

Media

  • 2021
  • 2022

Post-Match Interviews

DateTournamentMatchLink
2022-04-29HCS Major Kansas City 2022
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vs
FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZe
Link
2021-12-19HCS Kickoff Major Raleigh 2021
OGOpTic Gaminglogo std.png
vs
Sentinelslogo std.pngSEN
Link

Gallery

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 OpTic's Tweet twitter.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 FormaL's Tweet twitter.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 NA Competitive Ruling twitter.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 FormaL's Tweet twitter.com
  5. FormaL's Tweet twitter.com
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