Like a tidal wave, Riot Games has been known to swallow up new developers left and right. Hiring the best from around the globe, Riot has become a black hole for well known developers to gravitate to, even pulling in leads from other franchises. This past week Riot managed to snag what could possibly be their brightest star among an already impressive pool of talent, EVE Online’s Lead Designer, Kristoffer Touborg.




Touborg explained his decision to move on from CCP in a Facebook post:

“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 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.”

As to what exact role Touborg will play in the development of League of Legends is unclear. That being said, Riot wouldn’t have snagged the Lead Designer from the world’s most popular Sci-Fi MMO just to have him head up Customer Support. No word yet from CCP on who will replace Touborg as Lead Designer for EvE Online.

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  1. Vu... on September 10, 2013

    I can’t blame him League of Legend is a great moba.

  2. cacalips on September 9, 2013

    League of teemo and assassins. Worst publisher evrr

    • Nope on September 9, 2013

      Someones bad at League…

  3. KainDarkfire on September 8, 2013

    Makes me wonder what they’re planning. I’m sure it will be a vicious unveil for S5 when a new game mode shows up again. Not like much was done with Dominion.

  4. complicated on September 8, 2013

    this is a free to play game??’ this notice cant stay here because its a pay to play game u.u

    • Tio_Z on September 8, 2013

      EVE ain’t, but League of Legends is. So yeah, it can stay as it is something that matters (quite a bit) to a F2P title as much as it impacts a P2P.

      Would be quite foolish not to put this up just because the guy worked at a P2P title before.

      • Nice Try on September 8, 2013

        That guy just was trying to troll but fail´d hard. “this notice cant stay here” lol, yeah site owner. xD

  5. ??????? on September 8, 2013

    wooooosh…… CRITICAL HIT:::::>888 damage….. K.O.
    HUMILIATION

  6. dario lima on September 8, 2013

    mounted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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