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.
The following achievements feature all offline tournaments only.
Prize pool represents the total amount the team earned.
|BO4||Call of Duty World League Championship 2019||18-08-2019||7th-8th||$50,000||Luminosity Gaming|
|BO4||CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs||21-07-2019||5th-6th||$43,750||Luminosity Gaming|
|BO4||CWL Pro League 2019||05-07-2019||13th-14th||$64,375||Luminosity Gaming|
|BO4||CWL Anaheim 2019||16-06-2019||9th-12th||$0||Luminosity Gaming|
|BO4||CWL London 2019||05-05-2019||2nd||$10,000||Luminosity Gaming|
|BO4||CWL Fort Worth 2019||17-03-2019||1st||$125,000||Luminosity Gaming|
|BO4||CWL Las Vegas Open 2019||09-12-2018||4th||$20,000||Luminosity Gaming|
|WWII||Call of Duty World League Championship 2018||19-08-2018||5th-6th||$55,000||Luminosity Gaming|
|WWII||CWL Pro League 2018 Stage 2||19-07-2018||9th-10th||$12,500||Luminosity Gaming|
|WWII||CWL Anaheim Open 2018||17-06-2018||3rd||$32,000||Luminosity Gaming|
|WWII||CWL Seattle Open 2018||22-04-2018||13th-16th||$0||OpTic Gaming|
|WWII||CWL Pro League 2018 Stage 1 Playoffs||08-04-2018||2nd||$120,000||OpTic Gaming|
|WWII||CWL Birmingham Open 2018||01-04-2018||4th||$16,000||OpTic Gaming|
|WWII||CWL Pro League 2018 Stage 1||22-03-2018||3rd-4th||$12,500||OpTic Gaming|
|WWII||CWL Atlanta Open 2018||11-03-2018||5th-6th||$8,000||OpTic Gaming|
|WWII||CWL New Orleans Open 2018||14-01-2018||9th-12th||$0||OpTic Gaming|
|WWII||CWL Dallas Open 2018||10-12-2017||3rd||$32,000||OpTic Gaming|
|IW||Call of Duty World League Championship 2017||13-08-2017||1st||$200,000||OpTic Gaming|
|IW||CWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 2 Playoffs||30-07-2017||1st||$12,500||OpTic Gaming|
|IW||CWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 2||23-07-2017||1st-4th||$12,500||OpTic Gaming|
|IW||CWL Anaheim Open 2017||18-06-2017||7th-8th||$4,000||OpTic Gaming|
|IW||CWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 1 Playoffs||28-05-2017||4th||$40,000||OpTic Gaming|
|IW||CWL Global Pro League 2017 Stage 1||14-05-2017||1st-4th||$12,500||OpTic Gaming|
|IW||CWL Dallas Open 2017||19-03-2017||1st||$80,000||OpTic Gaming|
|IW||CWL Paris Open 2017||19-02-2017||1st||$40,000||OpTic Gaming|
|IW||CWL Atlanta Open 2017||12-02-2017||2nd||$48,000||OpTic Gaming|
|IW||CWL Las Vegas Open 2017||18-12-2016||5th-6th||$4,000||OpTic Gaming|
|BO3||Call of Duty World League Championship 2016||04-09-2016||7th-8th||$50,000||OpTic Gaming|
|BO3||MLG Orlando Open 2016||07-08-2016||1st||£40,000||OpTic Gaming|
|BO3||NA CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 2 Playoffs||17-07-2016||5th-8th||$16,000||OpTic Gaming|
|BO3||MLG Anaheim Open 2016||12-06-2016||1st||$40,000||OpTic Gaming|
|BO3||ESWC 2016||08-05-2016||1st||$20,000||OpTic Gaming|
|BO3||Crown Melbourne Invitational||06-03-2016||1st||A$30,000||OpTic Gaming|
|BO3||NA CWL Pro Division 2016 Stage 1 Playoffs||03-04-2016||1st||$66,000||OpTic Gaming|
|BO3||UMG South Carolina 2016 Champion Tournament||14-02-2016||5th-8th||$3,500||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||MLG World Finals 2015||18-10-2015||1st||$100,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||MLG Pro League 2015 Season 3 Playoffs||20-09-2015||2nd||$25,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||UMG Washington DC 2015||06-09-2015||1st||$24,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||Gfinity Summer Championship 2015||02-08-2015||2nd||$25,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||UMG Dallas 2015||02-07-2015||2nd||$10,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||MLG Pro League 2015 Season 2 Playoffs||07-06-2015||1st||$30,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||UMG California 2015||17-05-2015||1st||$16,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||Gfinity Spring Masters 2015||10-05-2015||1st||$15,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||ESWC 2015||03-05-2015||1st||$20,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||Call of Duty Championship 2015||29-03-2015||7th||$35,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||Call of Duty Championship 2015 North America Regional Final||08-03-2015||1st||$5,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||MLG Pro League 2015 Season 1 Playoffs||22-02-2015||1st||$30,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||UMG Orlando 2015||04-01-2015||1st||$15,000||OpTic Gaming|
|AW||MLG Columbus Open 2014||30-11-2014||2nd||$6,000||OpTic Gaming|
|Ghosts||ESWC 2014||26-10-2014||5th-8th||$0||Team Envy|
|Ghosts||MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs||26-10-2014||1st||$30,000||Team Envy|
|Ghosts||UMG Nashville 2014||12-10-2014||5th-6th||$0||Team Envy|
|Ghosts||UMG Dallas 2014||24-08-2014||2nd||$4,000||Team Envy|
|Ghosts||Gfinity 3||03-08-2014||1st||$30,000||Team Envy|
|Ghosts||MLG Anaheim 2014 International Playoffs||22-06-2014||5th-8th||$4,000||FaZe Black|
|Ghosts||UGC Niagara 2014||04-05-2014||5th||$1,000||FaZe Black|
|Ghosts||MLG CoD League 2014 Season 1 Playoffs||13-04-2014||5th-6th||$0||Team Kaliber|
|Ghosts||Call of Duty Championship 2014||30-03-2014||13th-16th||$0||Team Kaliber|
|Ghosts||Call of Duty Championship 2014 US Regional Final||09-03-2014||3rd||$0||Team Kaliber|
|Ghosts||UMG Philadelphia 2014||05-01-2014||19th-20th||$0||Team FeaR|
|Ghosts||MLG Fall Championship 2013||24-11-2013||17th-24th||$0||Primal|
- 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)
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.
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.
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.
Written ByChris Trout@TheTrout91