Nintendo has said it is currently investigating Nintendo Russia’s General Manager, Yasha Haddaji. We have published a couple of articles about his behaviour and some of his actions. Speaking to Eurogamer, Nintendo have the given the following statement:
“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.”
Since the video was published, others claiming knowledge of Haddaji’s conduct at Nintendo have also stepped in. Nintendo has said it is investigating these other reports, too.
“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.”