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Burnsoff
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Background Information
Name: Matthew Potthoff
Country of Birth: USA United States
Birthday: February 25, 1992(1992-02-25)
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Alternate IDs: Burns, Pottoff
Primary Role: OBJ
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Team History
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 DeathWisH
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 Team Obey
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 IcoNs Black
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 vVv Gaming
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 eGirl Slayers
Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
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 Curse NY
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
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 Curse Black
Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
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 Team Curse
Nov 2014 - May 2015
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 Automatic Reload
May 2015 - Jul 2015
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 Team Orbit
Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
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 Rise Nation
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
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 Enigma6 Gold
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
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 Cloud9
Jan 2016 - May 2016
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 Team Liquid
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Matthew "Burnsoff" Potthoff is currently a Free Agent and resides in the United States.

Biography

Beginnings

Matthew "Burnsoff" Potthoff started playing in local tournaments around the age of 14. and he slowly started working from locals events to traveling nationwide for Call of Duty Tournaments. After winning the $25,000 Activision Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Free For All National Tournament, he decided it would be best to pursue a career in competitive gaming. He would also finish 3rd with Obey at UMG Chicago, his highest placing with a team during the season. Burnsoff would continue to play going into the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 season, finishing 9th at UMG Chicago once again with Obey, along with another 17th place finish at the MLG Winter Championship. During the season, he would also play with IcoNs Black, Aware.NA, and vVv Gaming.

Ghosts

Matt would catch his big break with the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts. Teaming with Revan, Mochila, and NexXx, the eGirl Slayers would surprise many and take 5th place at UMG Philadelphia. From there, Burns, along with Mochila and Revan, would join Team Curse to form Curse NY, along with Blfire. The team would finish 7th at the Call of Duty Winter Invitational, and 8th in the MLG CoD League Season 1. However, the team would fall just short at the U.S Regional Championships, falling to OpTic Gaming in the qualifying match, finishing 12th and unable to attend the Call of Duty Championship 2014. Burns would stay with the Curse organization, and planned to play with Curse NY for the MLG CoD League Season 2. However, after a rule change, Curse would only be allowed 2 teams to compete. After Curse Youth dissolved, and a flurry of roster changes, he would find himself on a re-branded Curse Black, along with Mochila, Enable, and Tipsy. Many would doubt this rag-tag group, and they would have a lot to prove moving forward. They established themselves as a great team online, whom many said would fail to perform at LAN. The team finished 5th in season 2, earning a spot in the Championship Bracket going into the MLG Championship Anaheim. Curse Black would lose early to Denial eSports 3-2 in the first round, dropping into the loser's bracket. From there, Burns and the team would heat up, defeating FaZe Clan, Epsilon eSports, and Team EnVyUs, before finally falling to TCM Gaming, finishing 4th overall at the tournament. Burnsoff and Curse were now looking to carry this form forward across the Atlantic at Gfinity 3. However, due to a problem with Tipsy's passport the team had to play with a fill in of Crowster and finished a disappointing 5th-8th having barely made it out of their group. They would hope to find their form of MLG Anaheim at UMG Dallas but that continued to elude them as they crashed out at the hands of Optic Nation and finished 7th-8th.

Advanced Warfare

Trivia

  • Burns' original Gamertag was Shooter Burns, but once he started joining teams he shortened it to Burns.
  • Burns had the most fun in World at War more than any other Call of Duty.
  • Burns graduated from Full Sail University with a Bachelors in Entertainment Business.
  • While staying in the Curse House, Burns has been given a new nickname "Barns".
  • Burns was released from Curse only to be brought back a few hours later.

Interviews

2015

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