Late last month, Russia’s leading HD torrent site HDClub decided to shut down. The site had been online for more than a decade so the news came as a major disappointment to many of its members. This week those same members received some good news. The HDClub user and torrent database are now back online under a new name, EliteHD.
After more than a decade online, HDClub, Russia’s leading HD & 3D torrent site, has permanently shut down. With around 170,000 users, HDClub was known for high-quality releases that often leaked to sites like The Pirate Bay. However, its operators say that continual complaints from rightsholders, third-party attacks, and the demise of hardcore enthusiasts, mean the end of the site.