Murty Shah announced Tuesday that he will be leaving his role as product and operations lead of Rocket League Esports to take on a larger role directly with the ongoing development of the game at Psyonix/its parent company Epic Games. He’ll now work for the company as product manager for Rocket League and be working out of Los Angeles.
In a social media post Shah reflected on his eight years in helping to build Rocket League esports:
I’ve got some big news (for me, at least): Starting today, I’m stepping away from the Rocket League Esports team for an opportunity to work directly on the Rocket League game itself and to contribute towards its future at Psyonix/Epic.
I’ve been focused on building Rocket League Esports for almost 8 years now, from running online weeklies from my bedroom, to redesigning the RLCS from the ground-up. I’ve gone from city to city to see our amazing fanbase grow, and I’ve seen so many deserving players I love as people become genuine superheroes. I’m proud to have seen the esport develop in ways I never could have imagined.
A true accomplishment when building anything is being able to walk away from it knowing it’ll continue to thrive without you. I’m so appreciative of what this esport has given me, and I’m confident this thing we’ve all created will continue evolving.
Above everything, I’ll miss working with all of the wonderful people in our esport, but I’m thankful I still get to be involved with Rocket League’s amazing community. I’m incredibly excited about the opportunity of having a bigger impact on the game itself. Lots to learn, but the passion I have for Rocket League is stronger than ever.
Thank you everyone!
Shah joined Psyonix in 2017 as an esports program specialist, and has held numerous roles at the company related to esports including esports operations manager and esports product and operations lead.
Shah did not say who would replace him in his previous role.