Today Kristoffer Touborg a.k.a CCP Soundwave made the following announcement in his facebook account:

As you might recall, CCP Soundwave is the lead designer of EVE-online and self declared all-round nice guy so this announcement is quite relevant to anyone who cares about EVE.

Mr. Touborg is heading to League of Legends developer Riot Games, a community with over 32 million of players – a veritable juggernaut specially if compared to CCP Games +400,000 EVE Online players.

A lot of players will certainly miss CCP Soundwave as he waves good bye to the EVE player base. We wish him good luck on his new position.

74 Comments

  1. ncdot bro pony

    Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

    September 6, 2013 at 11:53 pm Reply
  2. fake

    off to buy a titan and self destruct

    September 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm Reply
  3. heh.....

    On less Goon dev.

    September 6, 2013 at 11:59 pm Reply
    1. Ryan Easte

      No just taking all the plex and joining in the good fights :p

      September 7, 2013 at 12:13 am Reply
  4. Ryan Easte

    Somewhere in Oz a munchkin just died. You will be missed Kristoffer, Good luck on your next endeavor

    September 7, 2013 at 12:12 am Reply
  5. Billbo

    Damn it

    September 7, 2013 at 12:28 am Reply
  6. Fieldgrey

    One more reason to hate League of Legends… My corp has banned it as an alternative game. Just… So… Annoying.

    September 7, 2013 at 12:29 am Reply
    1. shayneo

      Good work being in a corp that actually will tell you what to do when NOT playing eve lol

      September 7, 2013 at 7:00 am Reply
      1. Zloco

        Why not? Like that you make sure your members don’t go full retarded.

        September 7, 2013 at 10:23 am Reply
        1. Ur Stupid

          Please explain how a game can make you go ‘full retard’? People shouldn’t be able to tell you what to do outside of EVE just because they don’t like the other game.

          September 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm Reply
          1. Fieldgrey

            We pretty much all came to a consensus as a corp that we were tired of hearing the mindless drivel about LoL

            September 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm
        2. shayneo

          Yeah sorry when I’m not playing eve, I’m doing something else.

          “Shit I’d be screwing the missus, but apparently sex before battle reduces the nerdrage, corp rules I’m afraid”.

          September 9, 2013 at 7:04 am Reply
    2. asd

      though lol is indeed shit your corp seems to be even more so.

      September 7, 2013 at 10:02 am Reply
    3. qwero

      what are you? a dumb sheep? no1 can dictate others what games they should play

      September 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm Reply
  7. VR

    Damn, son =/

    September 7, 2013 at 12:29 am Reply
  8. Musashibou Benkei

    good riddance. the idiot was completely oblivious to how the game was going and still considered himself the master of game design.

    September 7, 2013 at 12:39 am Reply
    1. im with stupid

      the idiot is here. ^

      September 7, 2013 at 1:28 am Reply
    2. Random CFC Grunt

      Yup, after all he made himself the lead designer, nobody else thought he was qualified… like the HR dept. or his boss…yes, you’re obviously not stupid at all.

      September 7, 2013 at 2:13 pm Reply
  9. 2.4

    1 less goon designing and controlling EVE.

    o7

    September 7, 2013 at 1:28 am Reply
  10. J Black

    Awesome! Now they can have the best CCP member to fill his spot. Lets see who is the most qualified, with tons of eve experience, programming, and is huge in the community?

    None other than, CCP MINTCHIP!!!!!!!!!!! YEAAAAAAAAA!

    hhahahha, Eve is dying and they are jumping ship.

    September 7, 2013 at 1:39 am Reply
    1. Just Checkin'

      Then I guess you are free to leave and let us have some fun without people whining.

      September 7, 2013 at 8:09 am Reply
    2. -_-

      ROFL
      reading your post from start to finish I was like
      Yes, I was thinking the same, who could it be o_o?
      most qualified yes, tons of programming exp, yes yes, huge in the comunity nearly a must!
      none other than… O_o… s.o.a.b. ^_^

      September 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm Reply
  11. Aonus_the_blaster_maniac

    Can i have ur stuff? if theres any left?

    September 7, 2013 at 1:57 am Reply
    1. 2.4

      I’m pretty sure he “Misplaced” a few Titans in Goonswarm’s Supercap systems…

      September 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm Reply
  12. hurp

    ew…lol….for people too retarded to play dota2

    September 7, 2013 at 5:02 am Reply
    1. NoirWolf

      Meh used to play LoL then went over to DotA 2, then quit. LoL is filled with more retards, yes but DotA 2 is filled with more angry idiots.

      September 7, 2013 at 8:17 am Reply
  13. ><a1N

    All the best to you CCP Soundwave, it has been a fun journey with you.

    September 7, 2013 at 5:24 am Reply
  14. Screendoor

    Good riddance. Boring Alliance Tourney host and simpleminded gank and tank fanboi.

    September 7, 2013 at 8:01 am Reply
    1. Dave The Rave

      What do you mean by gank and tank fanboi?

      September 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm Reply
  15. chewchew

    Ses på grillen!!

    September 7, 2013 at 8:01 am Reply
  16. StarRanger

    I’ve been telling it for years now “THE END IS NEAR!” ^^

    Looking back at the years with CCP Soundwave, he had the love for EVE for sure, and i would thank him for the things he has done for the game.

    gg, CCP Soundwave :)

    September 7, 2013 at 9:04 am Reply
  17. bystander

    who was the guy against rage was it toubourg or something?

    September 7, 2013 at 9:36 am Reply
  18. Andy Cap

    who was the guy that outed that internal ccp rage mag and was only one against it? Tuoborg?

    September 7, 2013 at 9:39 am Reply
    1. riverini

      no, AFAIK it was john tuberfield. CCP Soundwave a.k.a. CCP Cashflow was the dude in favor of microtransactions…

      September 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm Reply
      1. Urziel99

        Yeah the guy who was against it, CCP Diagoras (John Turbefeld) was cut in the 20% debacle. A shame too because he always tweeted interesting stats

        September 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm Reply
        1. Shattershark

          Nope.

          http://www.reddit.com/r/Eve/comments/1d94p7/john_tuberfield_aka_ccp_diagoras_fired_in_june/

          At very least he left well after the 20% cut which came in October 2011

          September 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm Reply
  19. Aspie Goons Should Die

    Because 5 years is, like, SUCH a long time…

    September 7, 2013 at 10:09 am Reply
  20. Yahahiuy

    Now Goons lose another CCP dev after Darius/Sreegs.
    oooh boy.

    September 7, 2013 at 11:17 am Reply
  21. [email protected] is much better, soundwave is backing a dying horse.

    September 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm Reply
    1. Ur Stupid

      I prefer Dota but I do believe LoL has a bigger playerbase… Sorry to burst your bubble :/

      September 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm Reply
    2. BS

      this statement is so bad, DOTA is dead, even before it’s out lol
      just compare playerbase, nuff said

      September 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm Reply
  22. Captain Obvious

    What’s that you say? Soundwave will no longer piss us off during tournaments? Because the next fight will be super and awesome and totally FUCK OFF.

    September 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm Reply
    1. Random CFC Grunt

      Yeah… Dolan will be the main announcer starting next year.

      September 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm Reply
      1. JG

        fuck that. put shadoo and progod as announcers.

        September 8, 2013 at 6:08 pm Reply
  23. Xan

    So in like 6 months I can go back to playing LOL.
    Current meta “balance” is just BS.

    Soundwave GL with fixing this broken game.

    September 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm Reply
  24. qwero

    … but who will design the game for the goons now?

    September 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm Reply
  25. JG

    Bye bye. Take that megathron toy with you from the alliance tournament and dont let the door hit you on the way out.

    September 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm Reply
  26. bystander

    From aww to fuck you….

    September 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm Reply
  27. -_-

    I believe he senses the imminent downturn I believe Eve is about to take. When things get soo one sided in a game and you DON’T WANT to play for that side, you will quit. After you quit and the winning side is out of all opposition they begin to quit. I have been seeing eve have 25k online players at a time recently I don’t know if its in the change up of my on lines or what, but when I think that several of those “online” are multi boxing it makes me sad to realize how few people are playing eve. :( I will not quit this game until they shut the servers down or until I find a much better sci fi mmo (with spaceships!). I do however have 3 accounts, 2 may cease to participate in the future if things continue as they are.

    September 7, 2013 at 4:51 pm Reply
    1. Daniel Plain

      eve is dying

      September 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm Reply
  28. WWW

    I wish him luck. Our hobby was his job, and there are far worse that could have been in his place. I thank him for the work he has done for EVE, but I also look forward to seeing who will replace him, and hope they will add their own influence to the design of EVE.

    #POSrevampplz

    September 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm Reply
  29. Dinsdale Pirannha

    This clown was nothing but bad news for high sec. Glad to see him gone. Now, that being said, no one knows if the new guy will be another null sec cartel plant, but whoever he or she is, they can’t do a worse job that this guy did.

    September 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm Reply
    1. Duh

      Hi Dinsdale Pirannha

      September 7, 2013 at 6:03 pm Reply
    2. anon

      Hello Kitty Online is that way ========D

      September 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm Reply
  30. LoLget itLMFAO

    DUBLIN!?? OMG you could not of made a bigger fail than this… it is just.. impossible… what a huge ass mistake…. I bet he got sacked for some sort of insubordination or something and to save PR ccp gave him the option to Pack his Bags… arrrgh… some feathers be ruffled me bets!… Dublin though… the central blackhole of the shitspawning blackhole of the world… scumbagville central lol

    September 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm Reply
  31. N3 Grunt

    I am sure he did some good things for Eve but…the game probably needs new blood and new ways of thinking. Eve has become boring like hell and CCP needs to make some important changes in key spots in order to bring the game`s fun to new levels. If they fail in doing that, things might start to go downhill pretty fast!!

    September 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm Reply
  32. Squitnty McBlindy

    Responsible for Incarna and The Summer Of Rage. Cost 200 people their jobs. Bye then.

    September 8, 2013 at 1:11 am Reply
    1. The Grid

      More like CCP Zulu, Torfi and AFAIK Hammer. Soundwave was pro-microtransaction in the Fearless publication, but got promoted to lead game designer to actually fix the mess left by Incarna.

      September 8, 2013 at 7:25 am Reply
  33. P

    Pahahahaha get a job mitanitit

    September 8, 2013 at 1:46 am Reply
  34. Grr

    400k -385k = eve real player base. Learn 2 math

    September 8, 2013 at 2:02 am Reply
  35. PowerTrippin'

    So glad to see CCP Suckwave leaving CCP. If I need an actuarial table done I’ll know where to find him. He was bad for Eve, bad for CCP, and in the end the game will be better off without him. He can go screw his monkeys in LOL now!

    September 8, 2013 at 3:49 am Reply
  36. Cache

    Yay! Finally this “more social, more buddies-only, more group”-nonsense leaves EVE alone.

    Hopefully his successor doesn’t take the same line on all this more social bullshit gameplay experience. I want more solo action, more without fleets, more solitary gameplay!

    September 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm Reply
    1. Leicester

      Wow, god forbid an MMO requires multiple people to get things done…

      September 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm Reply
      1. Cache

        Yes, god forbid. This stupid “all MMO activities have to be done with other players” get’s on my nerve. It’s irritating and against the EVE motto of a “dark, cold, lonely and dangerous universe”.

        (I’m generously ignoring your petty attempt in using sarcasm.)

        September 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm Reply
  37. Asocial Media

    League of Legends? Man, people play that crap?

    September 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm Reply
    1. d

      Do people still play internet spaceships?

      September 9, 2013 at 1:29 pm Reply
      1. galahadrd

        Do people still post on EveNews24?

        September 9, 2013 at 9:35 pm Reply
  38. ILLADEN

    Riot offered him more dough.

    September 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm Reply
  39. Aristash

    Tuborg – Pidorg

    September 8, 2013 at 3:39 pm Reply
  40. Pyrexia

    Dota2, or gtfo

    September 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm Reply
  41. parasite

    i must say im glad to see him leave ccp, he was so bad at alliance tournament tv

    September 9, 2013 at 1:30 am Reply
  42. alx

    I hope that someone who can revamp POS and SOV system take his place! I bet on CCP Fozzie!

    September 9, 2013 at 7:09 am Reply
  43. Truth

    So long Goon! o/

    September 9, 2013 at 8:37 pm Reply
  44. That hauler guy

    You are leaving eve for lol….. On that matter. Eve is better off with out him.

    September 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm Reply

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