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Player has Retired.
Background Information
Name Matt Piper
Country of Birth USA United States
Home State California
Birthday December 19, 1994
Xbox One ID
Alternate IDs cR_FormaL
Esportsearnings Profile
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
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YouTube FormaLcod
Livestream Twitch
Beyond Profile {{{beyond}}}
Team History
2009-2010 Logo std2.png Various Teams
2011-2011 Soullogo std.png Soul
BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype
Dynlogo std.png Dynasty
Amblogo std.png Ambush
2012-2012 Logo std2.png Avengers
2014-2014 Logo std2.png Reign 812
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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 EsportsWikis 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.


  • 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 A11st $20,000 BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype aPGLethuLMaNiaCMr. X
Halo 4 logo.png July 6, 2014 RTX 2014 A33rd $500 Logo std2.png Reign 812 HeinzaPGLethuL
Halo 4 logo.png August 11, 2013 AGL 9 Atlanta A11st - Amblogo std.png Ambush HeinziGotUrPistolaEnable
Halo 4 logo.png July 21, 2013 AGL 8 Knoxville A44th - Amblogo std.png Ambush HeinzSnip3downiGotUrPistola
Halo 4 logo.png June 23, 2013 UMG Chicago 2013 A11st $7,500 Amblogo std.png Ambush HeinzSnip3downiGotUrPistola
Halo 4 logo.png June 9, 2013 AGL 7 Knoxville A11st $10,000 Amblogo std.png Ambush HeinzSnip3downiGotUrPistola
Halo 4 logo.png April 14, 2013 AGL 5 Nashville A11st $5,000 Amblogo std.png Pulse Ambush HeinzSnip3downiGotUrPistola
Halo 4 logo.png January 27, 2013 AGL 3 Chicago A11st $5,000 Amblogo std.png Pulse Ambush HeinzaPGSnip3down
Halo 4 logo.png November 4, 2012 MLG Fall Championship 2012 A22nd $10,000 Amblogo std.png Ambush HeinzaPGSnip3down
Halo reach logo.png October 7, 2012 AGL 2 Columbus A33rd - Dynlogo std.png Dynasty DestinHeinzTiZoXiC
Halo reach logo.png August 5, 2012 AGL 1 Chicago A33rd - Logo std2.png Avengers aPGCloudLethuL
Halo reach logo.png March 25, 2012 MLG Winter Championship 2012 A33rd $8,000 Amblogo std.png Ambush HeinzaPGCloud
Halo reach logo.png November 20, 2011 MLG Providence Championships 2011 A55th $20,000 Dynlogo std.png UoR Dynasty DestinTiZoXiCHeinz
Halo reach logo.png October 16, 2011 MLG Orlando 2011 A11st $20,000 Dynlogo std.png UoR Dynasty DestinTiZoXiCHeinz
Halo reach logo.png August 28, 2011 MLG Raleigh 2011 A33rd $8,000 BtHlogo std.png vVv Believe The Hype MaNiaCDestinReliable
Halo reach logo.png July 31, 2011 MLG Anaheim 2011 A55th $4,000 BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype BlazeRyaNoobMaNiaC
Halo reach logo.png June 5, 2011 MLG Columbus 2011 A66th $2,800 Soullogo std.png Soul BlazeBrakeGoofy
Halo reach logo.png April 3, 2011 MLG Dallas 2011 A55th $4,000 Soullogo std.png Soul BlazeBrakeRyaNoob
Halo 3 logo.png August 29, 2010 MLG Raleigh 2010 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png Far From Home AptixGregorMuNoZ
Halo 3 logo.png June 6, 2010 MLG Columbus 2010 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png The A-Team HaloKnight??
Halo 3 logo.png November 8, 2009 MLG Anaheim 2009 D030th - Logo std2.png Chilled Reality AoWFroganShyre

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