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Background Information
NameMatt Piper
Country of BirthUSA United States
BirthdayDecember 19, 1994
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Team History
Logo std2.png Various Teams20092010
Logo std2.png Soul20112011
BtHlogo std.png BtH20112011
Dynlogo std.png Dyn20112011
Ambushlogo std.png Ambush20122012
Dynlogo std.png Dyn20122012
Logo std2.png Avengers20122012
Ambushlogo std.png Ambush20122013
Logo std2.png Reign 81220142014
BtHlogo std.png BtH20142014

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 for OpTic Gaming. For information on his CoD career, visit his CoD Esportspedia 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 alongside Maniac. 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.

Halo 5

Though he has not officially confirmed it, Formal has hinted towards a return to Halo esports following the announcement of the Halo World Championship with a prize pool of over $1,000,000.[1]


  • 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 III as a member of Team EnVy.

Team and Tournament History

Game Event Place Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 2a logo.png ESL MCC Launch Invitational A11st BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype APGLethulManiacMr. X
Halo 4 logo.png RTX 2014 A33rd Logo std2.png Reign 812 APGLethulHeinz
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 9 Atlanta A11st Ambushlogo std.png Ambush EnableHeinziGotUrPistola
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 8 Knoxville A44th Ambushlogo std.png Ambush HeinziGotUrPistolaSnipedown
Halo 4 logo.png UMG Chicago 2013 A11st Ambushlogo std.png Ambush HeinziGotUrPistolaSnipedown
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 7 Knoxville A11st Ambushlogo std.png Ambush HeinziGotUrPistolaSnipedown
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 5 Nashville A11st Ambushlogo std.png Pulse Ambush HeinziGotUrPistolaSnipedown
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 3 Chicago A11st Ambushlogo std.png Pulse Ambush APGHeinzSnipedown
Halo 4 logo.png MLG Fall Championship 2012 A22nd Ambushlogo std.png Ambush APGHeinzSnipedown
Halo reach logo.png AGL 2 Columbus A33rd Dynlogo std.png Dynasty DestinHeinzTiZoXiC
Halo reach logo.png AGL 1 Chicago A33rd Logo std2.png Avengers APGClutchLethul
Halo reach logo.png MLG Winter Championship 2012 A33rd Ambushlogo std.png Ambush APGCloudHeinz
Halo reach logo.png MLG Providence Championships 2011 A55th Dynlogo std.png Dynasty DestinHeinzTiZoXiC
Halo reach logo.png MLG Orlando 2011 A11st Dynlogo std.png Dynasty DestinHeinzTiZoXiC
Halo reach logo.png MLG Raleigh 2011 A33rd BtHlogo std.png vVv Believe The Hype DestinManiacReliable
Halo reach logo.png MLG Anaheim 2011 A55th BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype BlazeManiacRyanoob
Halo reach logo.png MLG Columbus 2011 A66th Logo std2.png Soul BlazeBrakeGoofy
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas 2011 A55th Logo std2.png Soul BlazeBrakeRyanoob
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Raleigh 2010 D2< 32nd Logo std2.png Far From Home AptixGregorMuNoZ
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2010 D2< 32nd Logo std2.png The A-Team HaloKnight??
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2009 D030th Logo std2.png Chilled Reality AoWFroganShyre

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