CDL 2020: FormaL Chicago Huntsmen Player Profile For Call of Duty League 2020

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Matthew "FormaL" Piper is an AR Slayer for Chicago Huntsmen. The 25-year-old American will feature as part of the Chicago franchise in the Call of Duty League (CDL) 2020 Season.

Formal is known for winning multiple championships in Call of Duty esports, particularly as part of the OpTic dynasty from 2015-2017. He is also the first competitive FPS player to win a major LAN event in both Call of Duty and Halo.


Unlike many pro players in Call of Duty, FormaL originally started with Halo; where he won seven events in three different Halo games. Since transitioning to Call of Duty in 2014, he has won 21 events and racked up over $650,000 in earnings.

Here's FormaL's player profile for the CDL 2020 season.

CDL 2020 Season

For the debut season of the Call of Duty League, Scump will be a part of the Chicago Huntsmen - the team consists of:

  • Matthew "FormaL" Piper
  • Alec "Arcitys" Sanderson
  • Dylan "Envoy" Hannon
  • Peirce "Gunless" Hillman
  • Seth "Scump" Abner

With the CDL 2020 season yet to start, no offline tournaments have taken place yet. However, Scump has teamed up with Skrapz, FormaL, Dashy and Priestahh for the Subliners New York Open in November 2019; an online PS4 single-elimination tournament. The team placed top 4, collecting $1,250 after losing to yesssssirrr (MajorManiak, Simp, Envoy, Gunless and Karma).


The Chicago Huntsmen have placed top 8 in both the GameBattles Premium $4500 5v5 S&D Kickoff 2019-10-27 and the GameBattles Premium $1500 5v5 S&D 2019-11-24.


Major Achievements

The following achievements feature all offline tournaments only.

Prize pool represents the total amount the team earned.

Game Event Date Place Prize Team
BO4Call of Duty World League Championship 201918-08-20197th-8th$50,000Luminosity Gaming
BO4CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs21-07-20195th-6th$43,750Luminosity Gaming
BO4CWL Pro League 201905-07-201913th-14th$64,375Luminosity Gaming
BO4CWL Anaheim 201916-06-20199th-12th$0Luminosity Gaming
BO4CWL London 201905-05-20192nd$10,000Luminosity Gaming
BO4CWL Fort Worth 201917-03-20191st$125,000Luminosity Gaming
BO4CWL Las Vegas Open 201909-12-20184th$20,000Luminosity Gaming
WWIICall of Duty World League Championship 201819-08-20185th-6th$55,000Luminosity Gaming
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 219-07-20189th-10th$12,500Luminosity Gaming
WWIICWL Anaheim Open 201817-06-20183rd$32,000Luminosity Gaming
WWIICWL Seattle Open 201822-04-201813th-16th$0OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 1 Playoffs08-04-20182nd$120,000OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Birmingham Open 201801-04-20184th$16,000OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Pro League 2018 Stage 122-03-20183rd-4th$12,500OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Atlanta Open 201811-03-20185th-6th$8,000OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL New Orleans Open 201814-01-20189th-12th$0OpTic Gaming
WWIICWL Dallas Open 201810-12-20173rd$32,000OpTic Gaming
IWCall of Duty World League Championship 201713-08-20171st$200,000OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 2 Playoffs30-07-20171st$12,500OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 223-07-20171st-4th$12,500OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Anaheim Open 201718-06-20177th-8th$4,000OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 1 Playoffs28-05-20174th$40,000OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 114-05-20171st-4th$12,500OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Dallas Open 201719-03-20171st$80,000OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Paris Open 201719-02-20171st$40,000OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Atlanta Open 201712-02-20172nd$48,000OpTic Gaming
IWCWL Las Vegas Open 201718-12-20165th-6th$4,000OpTic Gaming
BO3Call of Duty World League Championship 201604-09-20167th-8th$50,000OpTic Gaming
BO3MLG Orlando Open 201607-08-20161st£40,000OpTic Gaming
BO3NA CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 2 Playoffs17-07-20165th-8th$16,000OpTic Gaming
BO3MLG Anaheim Open 201612-06-20161st$40,000OpTic Gaming
BO3ESWC 201608-05-20161st$20,000OpTic Gaming
BO3Crown Melbourne Invitational06-03-20161stA$30,000OpTic Gaming
BO3NA CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 1 Playoffs03-04-20161st$66,000OpTic Gaming
BO3UMG South Carolina 2016 Champion Tournament14-02-20165th-8th$3,500OpTic Gaming
AWMLG World Finals 201518-10-20151st$100,000OpTic Gaming
AWMLG Pro League 2015 Season 3 Playoffs20-09-20152nd$25,000OpTic Gaming
AWUMG Washington DC 201506-09-20151st$24,000OpTic Gaming
AWGfinity Summer Championship 201502-08-20152nd$25,000OpTic Gaming
AWUMG Dallas 201502-07-20152nd$10,000OpTic Gaming
AWMLG Pro League 2015 Season 2 Playoffs07-06-20151st$30,000OpTic Gaming
AWUMG California 201517-05-20151st$16,000OpTic Gaming
AWGfinity Spring Masters 201510-05-20151st$15,000OpTic Gaming
AWESWC 201503-05-20151st$20,000OpTic Gaming
AWCall of Duty Championship 201529-03-20157th$35,000OpTic Gaming
AWCall of Duty Championship 2015 North America Regional Final08-03-20151st$5,000OpTic Gaming
AWMLG Pro League 2015 Season 1 Playoffs22-02-20151st$30,000OpTic Gaming
AWUMG Orlando 201504-01-20151st$15,000OpTic Gaming
AWMLG Columbus Open 201430-11-20142nd$6,000OpTic Gaming
GhostsESWC 201426-10-20145th-8th$0Team Envy
GhostsMLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs26-10-20141st$30,000Team Envy
GhostsUMG Nashville 201412-10-20145th-6th$0Team Envy
GhostsUMG Dallas 201424-08-20142nd$4,000Team Envy
GhostsGfinity 303-08-20141st$30,000Team Envy
GhostsMLG Anaheim 2014 International Playoffs22-06-20145th-8th$4,000FaZe Black
GhostsUGC Niagara 201404-05-20145th$1,000FaZe Black
GhostsMLG CoD League 2014 Season 1 Playoffs13-04-20145th-6th$0Team Kaliber
GhostsCall of Duty Championship 201430-03-201413th-16th$0Team Kaliber
GhostsCall of Duty Championship 2014 US Regional Final09-03-20143rd$0Team Kaliber
GhostsUMG Philadelphia 201405-01-201419th-20th$0Team FeaR
GhostsMLG Fall Championship 201324-11-201317th-24th$0Primal




Team History

  • Chicago Huntsmen - Scump, Arcitys, Envoy, Gunless (October 2019 - Present)
  • Luminosity Gaming - Slacked JKap, John, Gunless, Classic, Ricky, Brack, Skyz (May 2018 - October 2019)
  • OpTic Gaming -  NaDeSHoT, Crimsix, Scump, Enable, Karma, Octane, Methodz, Dashy, TJHaLy (November 2014 - May 2018)
  • Team Envy - MerK, NAMELESS, JKap (June - November 2014)
  • FaZe Black - Censor, Dedo, Saints (April - June 2014)
  • Team Kaliber - Sharp, Theory, Goonjar (January - March 2014)
  • Team FeaR - Moho, Dedo, CMPLX (December 2013 - January 2014)
  • Primal - Ace, Enable, SnakeBitE (November - December 2013)


FormaL's History



With the rising popularity and competition in Call of Duty, FormaL made the transition from Halo to compete in Ghosts.

His first team was Primal, competing alongside his Halo colleagues Ace, Enable and SnakeBite.

Despite only placing top twenty-four at the MLG Fall Championship 2013, FormaL was recruited by Team FeaR shortly after.

One event later, FormaL moved to Team Kaliber to compete with Sharp, Theory and Goonjar. The squad placed third at the COD Champs 2014 regional final but failed to replicate that success at the main event.

A brief stint on FaZe Black returned $5,000 across two events with Censor, Dedo and Saints.

For the remainder of the year, FormaL would move to Team Envy with MerK, NAMELESS and JKap. The first event as a four was Gfinity 3, which they won dropping only one map over five games.

The team also went on to win the Pro League Season 3 playoffs two months later.


Advanced Warfare

After a huge breakout year, FormaL was recruited to join OpTic Gaming.

Advanced Warfare was undoubtedly the most successful year for OpTic and FormaL as they claimed nine titles during the season; a personal best for the organisation.

The team initially included Scump, NaDeSHoT, Crimsix and FormaL. They dominated, winning 3/4 tournaments before champs. However, it didn't go to plan at COD Champs 2015 as they placed seventh.

It was at this point that NaDeSHoT decided to retire and the team acquired Karma; Scump was promoted to captain.

With this change, the team won six titles (including the World Finals) and placed second on three other occasions. Scump ended the year with 447,975 pro points - the most out of any player.

Black Ops 3


The team made no roster changes and continued to dominate in Black Ops 3. Again they acquired five titles in various regions including North America, Europe and Australia.

Despite another dominant year and coming into COD Champs 2016 as favourites, they again fell short, placing in the top 8.


Infinite Warfare

Despite plenty of rumours about roster changes, the team continued to squad up heading into the final jetpack Call of Duty.

It wasn't a glorious start, finishing top 6 at Las Vegas and 2nd at Atlanta, they went on to win back-to-back championships at Dallas and Paris.

It was a rocky road after that, a fourth place in the Pro League Stage 1 playoffs and a top 8 at Anaheim left many wondering if their time had come.


Nevertheless, the team continued on as they placed first at the Stage 2 playoffs, with Formal claiming the MVP trophy. But the real tournament began two weeks later at COD Champs 2017.

OpTic entered as the favourites, sweeping their group 3-0. It was looking like their year until the eClassico arrived in the winners final against Envy; they were sent to the lower bracket.

A quick 3-0 on Luminosity meant they were back for revenge in the Grand Final, beating Envy 3-1 and 3-0 to win COD Champs; FormaL was awarded the MVP trophy for the second tournament in a row.


After such a high, it was no surprise that the team would stick together for the next iteration of COD, as the franchise returned to boots on the ground.

A promising 3rd place at the first event in Dallas gave the impression that another successful year was ahead. However, it wasn't meant to be and the best the team could manage was second at the Pro League Stage 1 playoffs.

Seattle was the final nail in the coffin, their top 16 placement spelt time for change - Karma was benched and FormaL left for Luminosity to make way for Octane and Methodz.


For FormaL, the change seemed to pay off. Teaming with Slacked, JKap and John, they placed third at Anaheim. The final tournament of the year, COD Champs 2018, resulted in a top-six finish.

Black Ops 4

The fourth instalment of the Black Ops franchise saw FormaL stick with Luminosity. John and Slacked remained at LG, with JKap leaving for eUnited; Gunless and Classic filled the final two spots.

The team placed well at Las Vegas, finishing fourth. They then went on to finish first at Fort Worth, after utilising the controversial Rampart-17 assault rifle; which was considered overpowered and quickly added to the Gentlemen's Agreement list.

The team started to fall apart post-Fort Worth with Gunless leaving due to personal problems within the team; coach Ricky temporarily filled in the spot. Eventually Gunless left for Envy and Classic moved to UYU, with Brack and Skyz.

The team's performances didn't improve, placing top six at the Stage 2 playoffs and top eights at COD Champs 2019.

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Written ByChris Trout@TheTrout91