EVE Online lead designer Kristoffer Touborg made a shocking announcement on his Facebook page yesterday proclaiming that he will be leaving the CCP Games, as he prepares to join forces with Riot Games to work on League of Legends.
He went on to state,
It’s been an incredible five years, working for a company I love, on a game I love. Not a lot of people get that opportunity, but I did and I’ll always be grateful that CCP let me work at a place where I’d get up every morning and be happy to go to work.
As we know developers rarely stay in one place for their whole careers and the move from Iceland to Ireland does seem like an upgrade. Even if Touborg was nice enough to announce his departure, what isn’t known is what position he would be holding with Riot, nor when his time with CCP officially ends and his time with Riot will officially begin, but he did state the highly successful MOBA’s competitive scene as a driving interest. To all the EVE lovers Touborg leaves behind, he wrote he would “happily do it all over again.”