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Bandai Namco joins list of publishers announcing donation to Ukraine

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Bandai Namco, publisher of Ring of Eldenis the latest publisher to donate a large sum to Ukraine to support the country, which is at war with Russia. The developer announced via Twitter the transfer of 780,000 euros (approximately R$4.3 million in the current conversion) in favor of children affected by the conflict in the region.

“Bandai Namco has decided to donate 100 million yen to Save the Children to support its humanitarian cause for people affected by the crisis in Ukraine and seeking refuge outside the country,” the company wrote.

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Recently, in addition to Bandai, The Pokémon Company also announced a US$200,000 donation to Ukraine (about R$1 million in the current conversion), while 11 Bit Studios, according to the EuroGamerpromised to redirect all revenue from the This War of Mine game, accumulated over seven days, to the country’s Red Cross.

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At the end of February, Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine which, according to the United Nations Human Rights Agency, has already left more than 100 people dead, including children, as well as hundreds injured.

Several companies in the video game industry are moving in favor of Ukraine. While some companies are sharing messages of support and making donations, other institutions are taking stronger action, such as ESL, which has decided to ban the Russian organizations of their CS:GO competition.

Other major companies in the game industry, such as CD Projekt, Microsoft, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard and Bloober Team also announced the suspension of sales in Russia.

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