Matthew “FormaL” Piper did an amazing job at the HCS World Championship. This is a very impressive thing that he has done. He is now an official member of a very exclusive club, which only has two other players (at present). FormaL is one of only two players in the history of esports to have won the world championship title in more than one game, as of the month of October 2022. He decided to stop playing in the Call of Duty League the year before and instead focus on making a successful comeback in the world of Halo esports.
FormaL, one of the best first-person shooter players of all time, did something that turned out to be very smart. In the past few months, he has won both the HCS Orlando Major and the HCS World Championship while playing for OpTic Gaming. This makes him the best player in the team. FormaL won the Call of Duty World Championship in 2017 while playing with OpTic, when the competition was just getting started.
If that didn’t blow your mind enough, the other person in that very small group has a record that is almost the same as yours.
There are a lot of esports players in the world who have tried and been good at playing other games. Even though Shotzzy and FormaL are the only players who have successfully defended their world championship titles in two different esports games, other players have come very close to doing so.
As an example, Nicholas “Nitr0” Cannella was a major player who “switched sides.” He was one of many competitors who switched from CSGO to VALORANT. Before switching to the VALORANT team in 2020, Nitr0 had a successful career as a CS:GO esports player. He won first place in a number of high-profile competitions. Shortly after making the change, he won a VALOROUS prize worth $40,000 at an event called First Strike.
Since the start of the year 2022, Nitr0 has been back in competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive eSports tournaments.
Harrison “Psalm” Chang is one more famous person whose name we can talk about. Chang came in second place at the first-ever Fortnite World Cup in 2019. He finished behind Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf and won a total of $1.8 million because of his performance. Before that, Chang was a big fan of esports. His favorite game was Heroes of the Storm, which he used to win about $100,000 over the course of his career. At the moment, he is trying to go one step further by focusing on VALORANT. However, other than wins at the local level, he hasn’t seen much of a return on his in-game skills yet.