Moving from the silent drunkenness of Reykjavík to the louder drunkenness of Dublin.
By Liam Gilroy on September 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm
It seems to be a going trend these days, another incredibly talented developer has left their job to go work on League of Legends for Riot Games. The latest to do so is Kristoffer Touborg – the Lead Designer for CCP – who Polygon notes has decided to leave his five year career working on EVE Online, moving to Dublin, Ireland to begin work on League of Legends.
Some EVE players still harbour resentment towards Touborg for his role in the microtransactions drama that occured last year, but many will nevertheless be sad to see him go. Touborg made the announcement on Facebook, saying:
More than half a decade ago, I packed my bags and moved to Iceland to work for CCP. 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.