EA's Chief Competition Officer and long-time executive Peter Moore is leaving the company to become CEO of Liverpool Football Club.
The Liverpool-born exec will start at his new role in June 2017. He will report directly to the club's owners, Fenway Sports Group.
Moore has held a number of major roles at EA during his ten years at the company. He was previously President of EA Sports, before becoming COO of EA, and finally Chief Competition Officer as part of the Competitive Gaming Division.
Wit and charisma
"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," wrote EA's CEO Andrew Wilson in a blog post.
"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."
Moore will continue to work with the Competitive Gaming Division until his departure in June. Part of his duties will be to find a suitable replacement for his role.