Twitch bolsters service with purchase of Curse game tech company

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Twitch bolsters service with purchase of Curse game tech company

Twitch did not disclose the financial terms of the deal to acquire Curse, which has an array of game-focused websites and apps that it says draw a total of 30 million visitors monthly

TWITCH AND CURSE. Image from Twitch announcement.

SAN FRANCISCO, USA Amazon-owned video game broadcasting platform Twitch bolstered its service on Tuesday, August 15, withthe purchase of a US companythat targets media and technology to gamers.

Twitch did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire Curse, which has an array of game-focused websites and apps that it says draw a total of 30 million visitors monthly.

Weve long been fans of Curse, which is an innovator in the games industry with a strong culture built around its offerings, Twitch chief executive Emmett Shear said in a release.

Along with gaming websites, news, videos, guides and databases, Curse is known for chat software that lets gamers communicate online as they compete in eSports using desktop computers.

Im really excited to see how we can bring Curse services into the Twitch network, said Curse chief executive Hubert Thieblot.

US online retail giant Amazon snatched up Twitch and its huge audience for live-streamed gaming in 2014.

The purchase was one of the largest in Amazons history $970 million in cash for the 3-year-old internet company.

Twitch claims the crown as the worlds leading social video platform for gamers, with more than 100 million people using the service to watch and discuss play being streamed live or on-demand.

More than 20,00 people attended last years TwitchCon gathering of broadcasters and publishers, and nearly two million more watched it online, according to the San Francisco-based pioneering game-play streaming service.

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