Matthew "FormaL" Piper - Halo Player

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

Total Prize Money Earned:
$1,183,932.18 From 154 Tournaments
Alternate IDs:
cR_FormaL, FaZe IFormaL, Formal, OpTic FormaL, OpTic FORRMAL, TheOpTicFormaL
For FormaL's YouTube channel statistics and videos, see OpTic FormaL on Let's Play Index.

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.

Headed into Black Ops 3, Formal and his team would stick together. With Formal proving himself in Advanced Warfare, many saw him as the best AR in the game. Formal and his team would win 5 events heading into Call of Duty Championships 2016, where Optic would yet again fail, and place 7/8.

Going into Infinite Warfare, the team would stick together, and be the favorites for most events. Formal would then win 4 events, including the big one...Call of Duty Championships 2017, where Formal would win his first ring, and cement himself as the greatest AR ever, and a top 5 player ever. In 2017, FormaL would also win console player of the year at the esports industry awards.

Earnings By Year

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results

Earnings By Age

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
28 Years Old$115,250.0099.73%|$2,000.0030.17%|$113,250.0069.57%
27 Years Old$174,150.00714.71%|$23,750.0032.01%|$150,400.00412.70%
26 Years Old$74,750.0076.31%|$26,000.0042.20%|$48,750.0034.12%
25 Years Old$157,650.001213.32%|$145,650.001012.30%|$12,000.0021.01%
24 Years Old$69,937.5095.91%|$5,312.5020.45%|$64,625.0075.46%
23 Years Old$68,000.0075.74%|$0.0000.00%|$68,000.0075.74%
22 Years Old$294,550.001624.88%|$2,250.0060.19%|$292,300.001024.69%
21 Years Old$73,039.38126.17%|$7,500.0030.63%|$65,539.3895.54%
20 Years Old$98,990.00458.36%|$9,990.00310.84%|$89,000.00147.52%
19 Years Old$29,540.30172.50%|$5,687.5090.48%|$23,852.8082.01%
18 Years Old$8,875.0050.75%|$0.0000.00%|$8,875.0050.75%
17 Years Old$4,500.0020.38%|$0.0000.00%|$4,500.0020.38%
16 Years Old$14,700.0061.24%|$0.0000.00%|$14,700.0061.24%

Earnings By Game

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare$102,732.50528.68%|$13,732.50381.16%|$89,000.00147.52%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4$66,125.0075.59%|$0.0000.00%|$66,125.0075.59%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War$73,750.0066.23%|$25,000.0032.11%|$48,750.0034.12%
Call of Duty: Black Ops III$73,539.38126.21%|$7,500.0030.63%|$66,039.3895.58%
Call of Duty: Blackout$7,812.5030.66%|$5,312.5020.45%|$2,500.0010.21%
Call of Duty: Ghosts$19,172.8071.62%|$1,945.0020.16%|$17,227.8051.46%
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare$286,300.001224.18%|$1,000.0020.08%|$285,300.001024.10%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare$155,250.00913.11%|$143,250.00712.10%|$12,000.0021.01%
Call of Duty: WWII$73,250.00116.19%|$1,250.0040.11%|$72,000.0076.08%
Call of Duty: Warzone$3,400.0040.29%|$3,400.0040.29%|$0.0000.00%
Halo 2 Anniversary$5,000.0010.42%|$0.0000.00%|$5,000.0010.42%
Halo 4$11,500.0070.97%|$0.0000.00%|$11,500.0070.97%
Halo Infinite$289,400.001624.44%|$25,750.0062.17%|$263,650.001022.27%
Halo: Reach$16,700.0071.41%|$0.0000.00%|$16,700.0071.41%

Earnings By Team

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
Chicago Huntsmen$153,250.00812.94%|$141,250.00611.93%|$12,000.0021.01%
Call of Duty (FaZe Black)$1,672.8030.14%|$445.0010.04%|$1,227.8020.10%
Luminosity Gaming$91,812.50117.75%|$2,312.5010.20%|$89,500.00107.56%
OpTic Gaming$510,646.888143.13%|$23,232.50451.96%|$487,414.383641.17%
OpTic Gaming$284,500.001524.03%|$25,750.0062.17%|$258,750.00921.86%
Call of Duty (OpTic Chicago)$73,750.0066.23%|$25,000.0032.11%|$48,750.0034.12%
Str8 Rippin$1,000.0010.08%|$0.0000.00%|$1,000.0010.08%
Team Envy$16,125.0041.36%|$0.0000.00%|$16,125.0041.36%
Team KaLiBeR$1,500.0010.13%|$1,500.0010.13%|$0.0000.00%
vVv Gaming$2,000.0010.17%|$0.0000.00%|$2,000.0010.17%

Highest Prize Money Won

1.2017-08-131stTeam-based Tournament » CWL Championship 2017$150,000.00Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2.2020-08-303rdTeam-based Tournament » Call of Duty League Championship 2020$120,000.00Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
3.2022-10-231stTeam-based Tournament » Halo World Championship 2022$100,000.00Halo Infinite
4.2023-10-152ndTeam-based Tournament » Halo World Championship 2023$55,000.00Halo Infinite
5.2017-07-301stTeam-based Tournament » CWL Global Pro League 2017 - Stage 2$53,125.00Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
6.2022-09-251stTeam-based Tournament » HCS: Orlando Major 2022$35,000.00Halo Infinite
7.2018-04-082ndTeam-based Tournament » CWL Pro League 2018 - Stage 1$33,125.00Call of Duty: WWII
8.2017-08-13See NoteTeam-based Tournament » CWL Championship 2017$25,000.00Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
9.2019-03-171stTeam-based Tournament » CWL Fort Worth 2019$25,000.00Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
10.2023-09-031stTeam-based Tournament » HCS 2023: Fort Worth Major$25,000.00Halo Infinite

Top Placements

75 Tournaments
24 Tournaments
18 Tournaments

Other Statistics

Overall Ranking

At present, FormaL is ranked #140 in highest overall earnings, and #20 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. 1.62% of his total prize money was earned before December 19, 2012.

Largest Prize from a Single Tournament

Out of the 154 tournaments awarding cash prizes that FormaL had competed in, the largest amount was $150,000.00 from CWL Championship 2017 on August 13, 2017. His 1st place finish makes up 12.67% of his total prize money won.

$100,000 Milestone

On June 7, 2015, FormaL arrived at the $100,000 milestone, winning $7,500.00 and placing 1st at MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 2. Prize money from 58 tournaments got him to that point.


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