Update: Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson released a statement regarding Moore's departure from the company. It reads, in part:
In the weeks to come, Peter will continue to guide EA’s Competitive Gaming Division in its mission to make stars of all of our players. Peter has built a fantastic team that is now running dozens of global tournaments and events with millions of players. With more exciting expansion plans on the horizon, Peter will be working with the teams to drive a leadership transition before he returns to the UK this summer. If you see him around the next couple of months, I hope and trust you will take the opportunity to shake his hand, or give him a hug, and wish him the very best on this great adventure.
Original Story: Game industry veteran Peter Moore – who has held senior positions at companies like Sega and Microsoft – is leaving his current role as chief competition officer at Electronic Arts. Though he won't be peddling virtual sports games anymore, he's not giving up on the spirit of competition.
Moore (pictured right, above) will be taking on the role of CEO for the Liverpool Football Club, according to the club's announcement. In the past, Moore has not been shy about his love for LFC, so it seems like an ideal match for everyone involved.
Moore will move to Liverpool and start his duties in June.
[Source: Liverpool Football Club]
Moore's experience and charisma will be missed in the gaming scene, but those qualities are sure to serve him well. We wish him the best in his new position.