Several weeks ago, we reported that KickassTorrents had its domain seized and saw its alleged owner arrested. Given that KAT was one of the major players around, this was a huge blow to the Torrents community, and it seems that less than a month later, it looks like torrents users just lost themselves another major player in the form of Torrentz.eu.
For those who have used torrents for a while, you might know Torrentz as being more of a meta-search for torrents rather than actually hosting the torrents themselves, unlike KAT or The Pirate Bay. The site has reportedly been around for over 13 years and right now it is unclear as to why they have decided to shut down.
The website is still active but its search functionality has been disabled and a farewell message was written on its website which reads, “Torrentz will always love you. Farewell.” There is also a line in which the website refers to itself in the past tense. “Torrentz was a free, fast and powerful meta-search engine combining results from dozens of search engines.”