Electronic Arts’ chief operating officer Peter Moore is set to join Premier League side Liverpool FC (Football Club), as the clubs new chief executive officer.
Moore will move to Merseyside and start his new role with the reds in June, according to the clubs official website. It is probably a dream move for Moore who is a boyhood Liverpool FC fan and was also born in the city.
It is somewhat shocking to see this move considering the fact that Moore only took up his current role less than a year ago, when EA a decided to start its own competitive gaming division. He previously had spells as the company’s chief operating officer and the president of EA Sports.
Before his stint at EA, Moore was primarily known in the gaming industry for his work with Microsoft’s Xbox business and Sega of America.
Meanwhile EA CEO Andrew Wilson also confirmed the move on the company’s website thanking him for his contributions and wishing him farewell.
“Peter has been with us here at EA for nearly 10 years, and I consider myself privileged to have had the opportunity to work alongside him for that entire journey,” he said. “If you’ve seen him on stage, or follow him on Twitter, or have ever read an interview with him, you will have a sense of Peter’s wit and charisma. What you should also know is that he is an unbelievable teammate, a tireless leader for our people, and his deep appreciation for great games and the passionate players in our communities is unwavering.”
Liverpool FC have recently struggled in the Premiership this year under Jurgen Klopp and currently find themselves in 5th place in the league table following a defeat against Champions Leicester who just sacked their manager Claudio Ranieri following a string of poor results and a failure to replicate last year’s surprise success.