Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Curse, a leading global multimedia and technology company focused on creating content and products specifically for gamers.
Founded in 2006, Curse is home to some of the world’s most popular gaming websites, giving gamers the expertise and tools—wikis, news, guides, and databases—to help them take their gaming to the next level. Today, more than 30 million people visit Curse’s web properties, video channels, social media channels, and desktop application each month.
“We’ve long been fans of Curse, which is an innovator in the games industry with a strong culture built around its offerings—from Curse Voice and Curse Client to Gamepedia,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch. “While it’s still early days for Twitch and Curse, we’re kindred spirits in many ways and are looking forward to working together to enhance our users’ gaming experience.”
“We here at Curse have been avid gamers and Twitch users for quite a long time, so we’re thrilled to be joining the Twitch family,” said Hubert Thieblot, CEO of Curse. “I’m really excited to see how we can bring Curse services into the Twitch network, and provide an unparalleled experience to both Curse and Twitch users. This is going to be terrific for the millions of players who use Curse, and for the larger gaming community.”
Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.7 million streamers. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. Twitch also features Twitch Creative, a category devoted to artists and the creative process. For more information about Twitch, visit the official website and blog.
About Curse, Inc.
Curse is one of the world’s largest gaming information and communication platforms, attracting more than 30 million unique users per month. The company’s mission is to empower gamers in all aspects of their gaming lifestyle to “enjoy the game.” Gamers count on Curse for the latest news and information, gaming-optimized voice comms, comprehensive databases and wikis, engaging communities, managing mods for their favorite games and their MCN Union for Gamers. Curse fosters the formation of communities and helps like-minded gamers around the world connect, compete, interact, and share information. Curse is committed to creating innovative technology and products that bring gamers together.
Source: Press release