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Twitch sells Curse Media

Video streaming site offloads gaming media network to Fandom two years after acquiring it alongside Curse client and chat services

Twitch has found someone to remove its Curse. As reported by Kotaku, Wiki hosting service Fandom (formerly Wikia) has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch's Curse Media, a collection of community-driven gaming websites like Gamepedia, D&D Beyond, Futhead, and Muthead.

"We've signed a definitive agreement to acquire Curse Media from Twitch, Inc; including all media assets and employees," a Fandom representative told the site.

Twitch originally acquired Curse a little over two years ago, picking up not just its network of websites but also its Curse client and in-game voice chat application. The client and voice chat were relaunched last year as the Twitch Desktop App.

"We've signed an agreement for Fandom to acquire Curse Media and make it part of their offering to gamer communities," a Twitch representative said. "We believe Fandom will be a great home for the Curse Media teams and give them the opportunities and support they need to ensure their business continues succeeding and growing. Twitch will continue to focus on our priorities supporting streamers' ability to earn a living educating and entertaining fans."

In 2016, Curse claimed to have a monthly audience of 30 million users between its websites, desktop apps, and social media channels. Today, Curse Media's website offers advertisers an audience of 20.8 million monthly unique users.

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Brendan joined GamesIndustry International in 2012. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he was previously senior news editor at CBS-owned GameSpot in the US.

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