CCP Soundwave, who has been with CCP for five years, today announced his departure for Riot Games. Soundwave was well known in the Eve community, first as an Eve TV presenter, then rising to Lead Designer. Today he announced via Facebook that he would be leaving CCP for the Dublin office of Riot Games and focusing on League of Legends:
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.
We wish Soundwave the best in his future endeavors; Eve players will no doubt wonder who the next lead designer will be, as Soundwave presided over some of the most successful expansions in Eve's history.