A new livestreaming platform called Hashd.tv has officially seen the light of day, as it looks to take some of the focus off of TwitchTV.
Since own3D.tv was closed down at the end of January due to financial problems, the video game community has been left with Twitch as its only major livestreaming service.
Several e-Sports fans had expressed concern over the fact that Twitch now holds the monopoly over the livestreaming business, but a new company called Hashd.tv has now been created as it aims to provide the community with an alternative in this field.
Based in Zug, Switzerland, Hashd.tv plans on introducing "innovative features" and "grow alongside our community to eventually become the leading streaming service in the world", the company's press release read.
"We have some big features coming up during the next months and this is just the initial part of what we want to accomplish." said Niklas Karoly, co-founder and COO of Hashd.tv.
"From the very beginning we worked closely with known eSports personalities in order to deliver the best possible product we could do with our resources.
"We take community feedback very seriously and there is a good chance that we will integrate suggestions from the community."
To celebrate the launch of Hashd.tv, some showmatches will be played during the course of the next week, in StarCraft 2 and Dota 2.
The Switzerland-based company faces a daunting task to reach the same level of Twitch, which released earlier in the month a new feature called Turbo, a monthly subscription which allows you to watch all streams free of ads.
To find out more information about this livestreaming platform, head over to the company's website by going here.