Nintendo Europe issues aware of misconduct allegations against Nintendo Russia's CEO, are running an investigation

I had guessed that Nintendo would step in and offer up a statement about Nintendo Russia's CEO before the week closed out, and for once, I turned out to be right! Nintendo Europe has offered up a statement on Mr. Haddaji, and it seems they're taking the allegations very seriously.

"We are aware of a video uploaded to YouTube recently in which Nintendo Russia’s General Manager, Yasha Haddaji, is seen losing his temper during an altercation with an external vendor in charge of a Mario Kart livestream. Mr Haddaji’s conduct and choice of words are most certainly not in line with our company values. We are also aware of further allegations that have appeared in the wake of this video and are now running a thorough investigation. We take these matters extremely seriously and will not comment further while we are running our investigation."

It seems we'll have to wait for the investigation to end to get an update on the situation. Good to know Nintendo has stepped in to properly take care of the situation.

Thanks to Ylitvineko for the heads up!

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At the end of the investigation, I think it's fair to assume Yasha Haddaji will no longer be in Nintendo's employment.

A statement from Nintendo just over a week ago.

"Nintendo has been planning to distribute an update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that removes the feather from the silhouette of Mr. Game & Watch," a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer today. "The original game on which this depiction of the character is based was released more than three decades ago and does not represent our company values today.

"We sincerely apologise that this change was not noticed in our marketing material and are continuing our work to make Super Smash Bros. Ultimate an experience that is both welcoming and fun for everyone."


Mr Haddaji is going to be yanked just like NativeAmerican Mr Game & Watch.

Let's just hope that he isn't working at that company very soon, and that the issues stopped at him and didn't lead up to NoE...

But the question now is what happens now? Will NOE take over or will they appoint a new CEO?

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Nintendo Russia is part of Nintendo of Europe, so they are already in control of Nintendo Russia. I guess Nintendo Russia will get a new COE.

But why not just restructure it and make it as an noe division

I'm pretty sure Nintendo Russia is already is a NOE division.

There is actually a NOE division for almost every country in Europe. Local Nintendo divisions distribute the games in their country, but also offer a local helpdesk with people who speak the local language.


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