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Royal2
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Background Information
Name Mathew Fiorante
Country of Birth Canada Canada
Home State Saskatchewan
Birthday May 27, 1996
Competitive
Region North America
Team OpTic Gaming
Xbox One ID RoyaI 2
Alternate IDs RoYaL2
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Team History
2010-2010 Logo std2.png Young Money
2010-2010 Logo std2.png Sicker Than Yo Average
2011-2011 SLUlogo std.png Swagger Like Us
2011-2011 Quanticlogo std.png Quantic Fallen
2011-2011 Quanticlogo std.png Quantic Fire
2011-2011 Warriorslogo std.png Warriors
2012-2012 SQlogo std.png Status Quo
2014-2014 StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
Sep 2016 - Present OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
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Mathew "Royal2" Fiorante is a Canadian player for OpTic Gaming. He is a 2016 World Champion and is well known for his time with the same teammates under Counter Logic Gaming, as well as his time with teams such as Warriors and Status Quo.

Biography

Mathew Fiorante was born on May 27, 1996. He is from Regina, Saskatchewan.

Halo 3

Royal2 competed in his first professional tournament at only 14 years of age, attending MLG Columbus 2010 as a member of Young Money with teammates Homicide, Minority and Talent. Later that year he attended MLG Raleigh 2010 alongside Blaze, Jerawockee and Monix on Sicker Than Yo Average and placed 15th.

Halo: Reach

Royal2 started 2011 as a member of Swagger Like Us alongside Arkanum, Dersky and Thrust and got 7th place at MLG Dallas 2011 with the lineup. They then swapped Dersky for Soldier187 and placed 9th at MLG Columbus 2011. Royal2 then became a member of Quantic Fallen with Arkanum, Brake and Goofy and placed 13th with them at MLG Anaheim 2011. He and Arkanum competed at the next event alongside Bestman and Clutch under the banner Quantic Fire and placed 13th at MLG Raleigh 2011. His next two events would see him as a member of Warriors with Clutch, Dersky and SnakeBite. The roster would go on to place 3rd in MLG Orlando 2011 and 2nd in MLG Providence 2011. For the final MLG Reach tournament Royal2 and SnakeBite would join Enable and Flamesword as members of Status Quo. The roster took home first place at the MLG Winter Championship 2012.

Halo 4

Royal2 remained a member of Status Quo for the MLG Fall Championship 2012 where they placed 3rd. This would be Royal2's only major Halo 4 tournament.

Halo 2: Anniversary

When the MCC launched, he became a member of Shoot to Kill alongside OGRE2, Heinz and SnakeBite. They finished 3rd at the MCC Launch Invitational. For HCS Season 1, Counter Logic Gaming announced the acquisition of StK.[1][2] They proceeded to win Iron Gaming Columbus 2014 and finish 2nd at both UGC St. Louis 2015 and Gamers For Giving 2015, before repeating the 2nd placing in the season finals at PAX East 2015. Royal2 was one of the standout slayers in season 1, providing many highlights throughout the season.

CLG underwent a roster change during the offseason, with Heinz being released and Cloud being brought in. The new roster finished 5th at Iron Games Atlanta 2015, the first time Royal2 and SnakeBite had placed below 3rd together. The CLG duo returned to form at HCS Indianapolis however, finishing in 2nd place. CLG again fell to EG in the finals at the HCS Season 2 Finals, ending the season with a 2nd place finish.

Royal2 with the Halo World Championship trophy in 2016.

Halo 5: Guardians

CLG made roster changes going into Halo 5, replacing Cloud with Frosty and, controversially, OGRE2 with Lethul. The new roster's first tournament was the X Games Aspen 2016 invitational, where they again fell in the finals to EG, earning silver medals. At HWC NA Regionals, CLG dominated the event, sweeping EG in the semifinals and defeating Denial eSports 4-2 in the finals. Heading into the the Halo World Championship 2016 with an unprecedented scrim record of 240-31, Royal2 and the #1 seeded Counter Logic Gaming squad looked completely dominant. During pool play the team played as expected, only dropping 1 game to Epsilon eSports, and headed into bracket play with ease. An early bracket matchup against rivals Evil Geniuses spelled trouble for CLG, but they dealt with it handily, sweeping EG 3-0. In the semifinals, they faced the most adversity they would see in the tournament, needing 6 games to take out Denial eSports once again. In the finals, Royal2 and crew rocketed past Naded and his Team Allegiance squad in 4-0 fashion, proving his worth once again on Counter Logic Gaming and securing the $1,000,000 1st place prize at the Halo World Championship. Throughout the season, including HWC, Royal2 showed immense skill and was regarded by fans and fellow players as one of the best players, and best snipers, in the game. This showed when soon after the event it was revealed that Royal2 finished the season with a kill/death ratio second only to Penguin.

Following Worlds, CLG were the first team to qualify for the Summer 2016 Pro League. Posting a 13-1 record, with their only loss being to Enigma6 Group, CLG went into the Season Finals as the #1 seed. They went 3-0 at the event, taking 1st place after defeating Enigma6 in the finals.

On September 14, the first day of the Fall 2016 Pro League, the CLG roster was acquired by OpTic Gaming. After early losses to Evil Geniuses and Team EnVyUs in the season, the OpTic roster showed that it was still the team to beat on LAN by winning its fourth straight event - HCS Orange County 2016. A few weeks later, LethuL opted to fill in for Team EnVyUs captain Mikwen, who was unable to attend UGC St. Louis 2016 with the squad. Under the team name Truce, referencing the former bad blood between LethuL and EnVyUs member Snip3down, the roster took 1st place at the event. OpTic ended up finishing the season with an 11-3 record, good enough for 2nd place. At the Season Finals, OpTic came out strong with victories over Team Liquid and Team EnVyUs, but in the Grand Finals, it was EnVyUs that won two straight best-of-7 matches to steal the throne from OpTic.

At the first event of the Halo World Championship 2017 qualifying season, UGC St. Louis 2017, OpTic defeated Team EnVyUs in the Winners' Finals and took out Team Liquid in the Grand Finals to reclaim 1st place. At ME Las Vegas 2017, OpTic dominated the competition, sweeping Splyce to qualify for Worlds, sweeping Str8 Rippin and defeating Team Liquid twice (4-2 and 4-1) to take 1st place and solidify themselves as the team to beat going into the biggest event of the year.

Trivia

  • He is the only Canadian player on a top 8 HCS team.
  • He is the only Canadian to ever win an MLG Halo championship (MLG Winter Championship 2012).
  • His older brother Chris (Royal1) frequently coaches his teams.
  • Frequent teammate of SnakeBite, has teamed with him consistently since 2011. They have only placed outside of the top 3 once together, at Iron Games Atlanta 2015.

Team and Tournament History

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 5 logo.png March 05, 2017 ME Las Vegas 2017 A11st $20,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming SnakeBiteFrostyLethuLRoyal1
Halo 5 logo.png January 22, 2017 UGC St. Louis 2017 A11st $20,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming SnakeBiteFrostyLethuLRoyal1
Halo 5 logo.png December 11, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Finals A22nd $35,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming SnakeBiteFrostyLethuLRoyal1
Halo 5 logo.png November 10, 2016 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season A22nd $12,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming SnakeBiteFrostyLethuL
Halo 5 logo.png October 9, 2016 HCS Orange County 2016 A11st $7,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming SnakeBiteFrostyLethuLRoyal1
Halo 5 logo.png July 31, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Finals A11st $75,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming SnakeBiteFrostyLethuLRoyal1
Halo 5 logo.png July 15, 2016 HCS Pro League - Summer 2016 Regular Season A11st  ? CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming SnakeBiteFrostyLethuL
Halo 5 logo.png March 20, 2016 Halo World Championship 2016 A11st $1,000,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming SnakeBiteFrostyLethuLClutch
Halo 5 logo.png February 21, 2016 HWC NA Regional Finals 2016 A11st $20,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming SnakeBiteFrostyLethuLClutch
Halo 5 logo.png January 30, 2016 X Games Aspen 2016 A22nd Silver.png $10,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming SnakeBiteFrostyLethuLClutch
Halo 2a logo.png July 26, 2015 HCS Season 2 Finals A22nd $30,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2SnakeBiteCloudRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png June 28, 2015 HCS Indianapolis A22nd $12,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2SnakeBiteCloudRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png April 19, 2015 Iron Games Atlanta 2015 A55th $1,600 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2SnakeBiteCloudRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png March 8, 2015 HCS Season 1 Finals A22nd $20,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2HeinzSnakeBiteRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png February 22, 2015 Gamers For Giving 2015 A22nd $3,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2HeinzSnakeBiteRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png January 4, 2015 UGC St. Louis 2015 A22nd $4,750 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2HeinzSnakeBiteRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png December 14, 2014 Iron Games Columbus 2014 A11st $8,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming OGRE2HeinzSnakeBiteRoyal1
Halo 2a logo.png December 14, 2014 ESL MCC Launch Invitational A33rd $8,000 StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill OGRE2HeinzSnakeBiteDiesel
Halo 4 logo.png November 4, 2012 MLG Fall Championship 2012 A33rd $6,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDEnableSnakeBite
Halo reach logo.png March 25, 2012 MLG Winter Championship 2012 A11st $20,000 SQlogo std.png Status Quo FlamesworDEnableSnakeBite
Halo reach logo.png November 20, 2011 MLG Providence Championships 2011 A22nd $60,000 Warriorslogo std.png Warriors ClutchDerskySnakeBite
Halo reach logo.png October 16, 2011 MLG Orlando 2011 A33rd $8,000 Warriorslogo std.png Warriors ClutchDerskySnakeBite
Halo reach logo.png August 28, 2011 MLG Raleigh 2011 B313th - Quanticlogo std.png Quantic Fire ArkanumBest ManClutch
Halo reach logo.png July 21, 2011 MLG Anaheim 2011 B313th - Quanticlogo std.png Quantic Fallen ArkanumBrakeGoofy
Halo reach logo.png June 5, 2011 MLG Columbus 2011 A99th - SLUlogo std.png Swagger Like Us ArkanumSoldier187Thrust
Halo reach logo.png April 3, 2011 MLG Dallas 2011 A77th $2,000 SLUlogo std.png Swagger Like Us ArkanumDerskyThrust
Halo 3 logo.png August 29, 2010 MLG Raleigh 2010 B515th - Logo std2.png Sicker Than Yo Average BlazeJerawockeeMonix
Halo 3 logo.png June 6, 2010 MLG Columbus 2010 C020th - Logo std2.png Young Money HomicideMinorityTalent

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References

  1. Introducing CLG Halo - clgaming.net November 10, 2014
  2. StK Joins Counter Logic Gaming - teambeyond.net November 10, 2014