Eve’s lead designer Kristoffer Touborg has left CCP to work with Riot Games on League of Legends. Touborg has been instrumental in CCP’s mission to rebalance all of Eve’s ships, repurposing them to make each ship serve different roles.
Touborg announced the move through his Facebook page. He doesn’t say exactly what role he will be taking on Riot. He does say that “my overwhelming interest was the EVE universe; now it’s League of Legends and the competitive scene there.” This suggests he may be involved with eSports side of things.
“More than half a decade ago, I packed my bags and moved to Iceland to work for CCP,” writes Touborg. “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.
“You can’t do the same thing forever though and I feel like after more than five years, it’s time to try something new. So I’m packing my bags again and moving to Dublin, where I’ll be joining Riot games to work on League of Legends.
“I feel a bit lucky that I get to work on not just one of my favorite games, but two of them. I don’t think I could have asked for anything more and it’s pretty humbling to go from one love to another. A few years ago, my overwhelming interest was the EVE universe; now it’s League of Legends and the competitive scene there. To everyone at CCP, it’s been wonderful and I would happily do it all over again. To everyone at Riot, I’ll see you soon.”