Peter Moore, a colourful character in the games industry since beginning a career with Sega and its Dreamcast will soon be leaving EA in order to fulfill a dream of his; working for his favourite football/soccer club, Liverpool.
Peter has had an amazing gaming career, being involved with Sega, Xbox and of course EA, which saw him fill a few roles over the course of his time with the corporation. He currently oversees EA’s esports department but in his heart, he’s always been a lover of sports and a lifelong fan of Liverpool Football Club. His dream is now coming true as he will join the world famous football club as their new CEO.
LiverpoolFC.com says “The 61-year-old is currently chief competition officer at Electronic Arts, based in the United States, and will move to Liverpool to join the club in the summer. His nearly 10 years at EA have seen him in a number of leadership positions, including chief operating officer and president of EA SPORTS.”
Andrew Wilson of EA said “Passion is essential for all of us at Electronic Arts. It’s what gets us up in the morning and drives us to do extraordinary things. And if you’ve ever met Peter Moore, you know that he quite literally wears his passion for Liverpool FC on his sleeve. So it’s with great excitement that we congratulate Peter on following his dream to become the next CEO of his beloved Liverpool Football Club.”
Personally, I’m saddened by the news in a way, as I loved listening to him, especially during one of IGN’s podcasts by Ryan McCaffrey in his monthly IGN Unfiltered shows. However, Peter Moore is following his dream and I credit him for that, while wishing him all the best in the future. Good luck, sir.