Back in July, millions of pirates got their hearts broken when their go-to torrent site KickassTorrents suddenly shut down following the arrest of alleged founder Artem Vaulin – but it seems not all is lost.
A group of devoted ex-staffers has kicked off a reincarnation of the notorious torrent site in hopes of bringing it back to its former glory.
Launched today, KickassTorrents has a new fully operational torrent site. While the website looks identical to its predecessor, it starts with a clean user database; the good thing, however, is that many members of the original staff have are back on board – including its dedicated uploaders.
“The majority of our original Staff, Admins and Moderation team joined us after Kat.cr went down – which is something we’re very proud of. This shows the loyalty, dedication and real love for KAT that we all share,” The KATcr team said.
The site currently appears to have some technical issues, as it went down after a short while.
KATcr’s Mrs.Smith says that the overwhelming amount of traffic is causing the current issues.
“We’ve had a massive response from the torrent community! Unfortunately, the servers are having difficulty balancing the load of the absolutely huge amount of users on line at the same time. Tech are on it and will no doubt have it sorted out as soon as possible.
“On the positive this is an absolutely overwhelming response to your excellent article so thank you very much to your and your team.”