Matthew "FormaL" Piper - Call of Duty Player

Matthew Piper
Date of Birth:
December 19, 1994
Korean Age:
United States
United States
World Ranking:
Country Ranking:

Total Prize Money Earned:
$272,644.68 From 92 Tournaments
Alternate IDs:
cR_FormaL, FaZe IFormaL, Formal, OpTic FormaL, OpTic FORRMAL, TheOpTicFormaL


Matthew "FormaL" Piper is an American competitive Call of Duty player, formerly a competitive MLG Halo player. He currently plays for OpTic Gaming. FormaL has won tournaments in Halo: Reach, Halo 4, Halo 2 Anniversary, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. He is the first (and only) competitive console FPS player to win an MLG event in both Halo and Call of Duty.

FormaL's breakout performance in competitive Halo was placing 5th at MLG Dallas 2011 together with Blaze, Brake and Areallygoodnoob on Team Soul. He continued to place top 8 throughout the 2011 MLG Pro Circuit, winning MLG Orlando 2011.

His competitive Call of Duty career began in 2014 with Call of Duty: Ghosts. Following a short period with teams Primal and FeaR, he joined Team Kaliber for the 2014 Call of Duty World Championship. With a disappointing elimination outside the Top 8, he immediately left the team to join the newly created FaZe Black, though never achieved anything aside from a Top 5 finish at UGC Niagara and MLG Anaheim.

In June of 2014, he joined EnVyUs and found immediate success on LAN by winning Gfinity G3, and setting the record for the first professional gamer to win a major LAN in both Halo and Call of Duty. FormaL and team EnVyUs continued to dominate for the rest of the Call of Duty: Ghosts season, taking 2nd place at UMG Dallas and winning Season 3 of the MLG Call of Duty: Ghosts League.

Following the release of the Halo Master Chief Collection, FormaL played with team Believe the Hype to win the Launch Invitational. He immediately returned to Call of Duty afterwards, joining OpTic Gaming.

OpTic FormaL and his team had a dominant start for the first few months of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season, but suffered a disappointing 7th place finish at the 2015 Call of Duty Championship. As a result, Nadeshot – the captain of OpTic Gaming – announced his retirement from competitive Call of Duty. His team dominated LAN tournaments for the rest of the season.

Earnings By Year

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results

Earnings By Age

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
22 Years Old$43,000.00515.77%|$1,000.0020.37%|$42,000.00315.40%
21 Years Old$73,039.381226.79%|$7,500.0032.75%|$65,539.38924.04%
20 Years Old$98,990.004536.31%|$9,990.00313.66%|$89,000.001432.64%
19 Years Old$29,540.301710.83%|$5,687.5092.09%|$23,852.8088.75%
18 Years Old$8,875.0053.26%|$0.0000.00%|$8,875.0053.26%
17 Years Old$4,500.0021.65%|$0.0000.00%|$4,500.0021.65%
16 Years Old$14,700.0065.39%|$0.0000.00%|$14,700.0065.39%

Earnings By Game

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare$102,732.505237.68%|$13,732.50385.04%|$89,000.001432.64%
Call of Duty: Black Ops III$73,539.381226.97%|$7,500.0032.75%|$66,039.38924.22%
Call of Duty: Ghosts$19,172.8077.03%|$1,945.0020.71%|$17,227.8056.32%
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare$44,000.00616.14%|$1,000.0020.37%|$43,000.00415.77%
Halo 2 Anniversary$5,000.0011.83%|$0.0000.00%|$5,000.0011.83%
Halo 4$11,500.0074.22%|$0.0000.00%|$11,500.0074.22%
Halo: Reach$16,700.0076.13%|$0.0000.00%|$16,700.0076.13%

Earnings By Team

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
Call of Duty (FaZe Black)$1,672.8030.61%|$445.0010.16%|$1,227.8020.45%
OpTic Gaming$225,271.887182.62%|$22,232.50438.15%|$203,039.382874.47%
Team EnVyUs$16,125.0045.91%|$0.0000.00%|$16,125.0045.91%
Team KaLiBeR$1,500.0010.55%|$1,500.0010.55%|$0.0000.00%

Highest Prize Money Won

Top Placements

57 Tournaments
15 Tournaments
8 Tournaments

Other Statistics

Overall Ranking

FormaL is currently ranked #191 in highest overall earnings, and #27 in highest earnings for players from United States.

Prize Money Earned Under 18 Years of Age

Before his 18th birthday, FormaL was awarded $19,200.00 in cash prizes from 8 tournaments. 7.04% of his total prize money was earned before December 19, 2012.

Largest Prize from a Single Tournament

Out of the 92 tournaments where FormaL received a cash prize, the largest was $25,000.00 from MLG World Finals 2015 (CoD:AW) on October 18, 2015. He placed 1st, making up 9.17% of his total prize money won.

$100,000 Milestone

On June 7, 2015, FormaL reached $100,000 in total prize money won with a $7,500.00 cash prize from his 1st place finish at MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 2. Prize money from 58 tournaments got him to that point.

Recent Earnings

In the last 90 days, FormaL has been awarded $43,000.00 in prize money from 5 tournaments, none of which came in the last month.


News - eSportspedia's Call of Duty Wiki
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cR_FormaL's Profile at GameBattles
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Formal and JKap Join Team EnVyUs | Beyond Entertainment
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Formal - MLG Wiki
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OpTic FormaL's interview with Chris... - Major League Gaming | Facebook
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From Halo to COD: An Interview with tK Formal - YouTube
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