Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper, renowned for his dominant performances in both Call of Duty and Halo esports, recently explained his departure from Call of Duty at the end of the 2021 season. As one of the most successful competitors in the controller-based FPS scene, FormaL had an illustrious career spanning over seven years in Call of Duty, often considered one of the best players in history.
Playing under OpTic Gaming for years, FormaL formed a formidable duo with Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, leaving an indelible mark on the Call of Duty community. However, his time with OpTic Chicago in the Call of Duty League was not as successful as he had hoped, and the team rebranded as OpTic Texas after a merger between Envy and OpTic Gaming.
In August 2021, FormaL made the decision to leave the team and return to his roots in Halo esports as the Halo Championship Series experienced a resurgence. During a recent stream, FormaL candidly explained his departure from Call of Duty, stating that he simply didn't have the motivation to fight for his place on the team.
It was evident that FormaL's passion for Call of Duty had waned over time, with difficult seasons adding to his diminishing interest in the scene. Being dropped from OpTic Chicago was likely the final blow that led him to explore opportunities in Halo esports, where he initially made a name for himself.
Since his return to Halo, FormaL has been proving himself as a force to be reckoned with. He has become a stalwart presence and leader in the league, demonstrating exceptional gameplay. His team's victories in major tournaments, such as the North America Super, the Orlando Major, the Kickoff Major in Charlotte, and the Fort Worth Major, have solidified his status as an elite competitor.
As the upcoming Halo World Championship 2023 approaches, the question remains: will FormaL add another championship ring to his already impressive collection?
– Call of Duty League
– Halo Championship Series