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EA exec and former Xbox leader Peter Moore to become CEO of Liverpool FC

After stints with Digital Arts, Microsoft and SEGA, Peter Moore has landed his “dream” job — however not at an organization you would possibly count on.

Moore, who spent practically a decade at EA main its sports activities unit and most just lately its aggressive gaming division, will become CEO of Liverpool Football Club this June.

The 61-year-old is well-known within the gaming trade, having helped lead Microsoft’s Xbox staff in the course of the Xbox 360 launch and famously inking Xbox-related tattoos on himself. He left the Redmond tech big in 2007 for EA Sports activities and held positions as chief working officer and chief competitors officer.

However now he’s headed throughout the pond to handle one of the world’s prime soccer golf equipment — one which Moore, who was born in Liverpool, “lives and dies for,” in accordance to his Twitter profile. EA CEO Andrew Wilson penned a blog post Monday congratulating Moore for “following his dream” and lauding his contributions to EA.

“Peter has been with us right here at EA for practically 10 years, and I contemplate myself privileged to have had the chance to work alongside him for that whole journey,” Moore wrote. “For those who’ve seen him on stage, or comply with him on Twitter, or have ever learn an interview with him, you’ll have a way of Peter’s wit and charisma.  What you must also know is that he’s an unbelievable teammate, a tireless leader for our folks, and his deep appreciation for excellent video games and the passionate gamers in our communities is unwavering.”

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