Riot Games is somewhat infamous when it comes to recruiting developers. In the past years Riot Games has swallowed up the best developers around the world. Last week Riot Games managed to recruit Eve Online’s Lead Designer, Kristoffer Touborg.
Touborg also commented:
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.
The exact role that Touborg will be playing in the development of League of Legends is still unclear. CCP has not yet announced who will be replacing Touborg as the new Lead Designer for Eve Online.