Developers rarely stay in one place for their whole careers. Well, CCP's Kristoffer Touborg is leaving the company after over five years, during which time he acted as lead designer for their long-running sci-fi MMO Eve Online. Now, he's moving on to Riot Games, the studio behind League of Legends.
Touborg made a post on his personal Facebook for his colleagues and community members. In it, he expresses how much he's enjoyed his work at CCP, and notes his move to Ireland in order to work at Riot's Dublin office.
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.
You can't see it here, but Touborg did end the post with a little heart. Either way, Iceland to Dublin is quite a move, but we're sure he'll be quite the asset to League of Legends, and hope he enjoys his stay at Riot.
Riot Games opened their Dublin office in 2010 to act as the company's European headquarters.