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Background Information
Name: Matthew Potthoff
Country: United States USA
Birthday: February 25, 1992 (1992-02-25) (age 25)
Residency: News Label - North America.png North America
Role: OBJ
Alternate IDs: Burnsoff, Potthoff
XBL Gamertag: Rise BURNS
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Team History
DWlogo std.png DeathWisH
Obeylogo std.png Team Obey
IcoNs Blklogo std.png IcoNs Black
AwG NAlogo std.png Aware Gaming.NA
VVvlogo std.png vVv Gaming
??? 2014 - Jan 2014EGSlogo std.png eGirl Slayers
Jan 2014 - Apr 2014Crslogo std.png Curse NY
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014Crs Blogo std.png Curse Black
Jun 2014 - Oct 2014Crslogo std.png Team Curse
Nov 2014 - May 2015ARlogo std.png Automatic Reload
May 2015 - Jul 2015Orbitlogo std.png Orbit eSport
Jul 2015 - Oct 2015Riselogo std.png Rise Nation
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015E6 Glogo std.png Enigma6 Gold
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016C9logo std.png Cloud9
Jan 2016 - May 2016TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016Primedlogo std.png Primed
Aug 2016 - Aug 2016EUlogo std.png eUnited
Aug 2016 - Aug 2016NT 16logo std.png Next Threat

Matthew "Burns" Potthoff is currently Co-General Manager on eUnited and resides in the United States.



Matthew "Burns" 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 Gaming.NA, and vVv Gaming.


Burns 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. Missing out on the MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs, Matt and Curse would end the season with a 7-8th placing at UMG Nashville 2014.

Advanced Warfare

Going into the Advanced Warfare season Team Curse released their players and decided to leave the Call of Duty scene. For the first six months of the game Burns found his home on Automatic Reload. Automatic Reload were able to qualify for the Season 1 of MLG's Advanced Warfare Pro League, then would go on to suprise everyone with a 5th place finish at the 2015 Call of Duty Championship. After falling to make Top 8 in the MLG Pro League for a second season, Burns left Automatic Reload and joined Team Orbit, were he would requalify for the MLG Pro League. After a poor placing at UMG Dallas 2015, Burns was traded to Rise Nation. Rise Nation would finish the season with a 9-12th placing at the MLG Pro League Season 3 Playoffs and the MLG World Finals 2015. Burns was released from Rise going into the Black Ops 3 season.

Black Ops 3

Burns would find himself along side Tipsy, Anticity, and ColeChan on Happy Hour at the first event of the year the 2016 CWL NA Pro Division Qualifying Invitational Tournament. Happy Hour would need to win two matches to qualify for 2016 NA CWL Stage 1. They would fall 0-3 to compLexity Gaming in the final match. On December 10th, Cloud9 entered the Call of Duty scene with the roster of Burns, MerK, SiLLY, and Mochila. However the roster didn't last long as Burns and company failed once again to qualify for 2016 NA CWL Stage 1. Going into the first open event of the season Burns, MerK, Apathy, and StuDyy joined Team Liquid. They would end up taking 1st place in the UMG South Carolina 2016 Open Bracket and 3-4th in the UMG South Carolina 2016 Champion Tournament. They would stay together and qualified for 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Relegation. Liquid would take a 3-0 series lead, in the best of 7 series, against H2k-Gaming. But H2k-Gaming was able to pull off the reverse sweep to retain their CWL slot. Following their loss at Relegation, Liquid released their players and left the Call of Duty scene.


  • 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 was given the nickname "Barns".
  • Burns was released from Curse only to be brought back a few hours later.

Player Achievements

Recent Achievements (full list)
Game Date Place Event Winnings Team
GameIcon BO3.png 2016-08-07 B717 - 20th MLG Orlando Open 2016 EUlogo std.png eUnited
GameIcon BO3.png 2016-06-12 C121 - 24th MLG Anaheim Open 2016 Primedlogo std.png Primed
GameIcon BO3.png 2016-04-01 I1NQ 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Relegation TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
GameIcon BO3.png 2016-02-14 A33 - 4th UMG South Carolina 2016 Champion Tournament $7,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid
GameIcon BO3.png 2016-02-13 A11st UMG South Carolina 2016 Open Bracket $12,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid


  • 2015