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For the game terminology, see hitbox. or hitbox for short was a website created for the purpose of sharing live video feeds (called "livestreams" or just "streams") on the Internet and was a smaller alternative to Twitch, popular for both Project M as well as streams for tournaments such as the Nebulous series.


Hitbox's primary purpose is to allow users to record themselves playing video games while others can watch in real-time as they play the game. The service has frequently seen use in high-profile tournaments as to allow interested viewers to spectate games or matches that they ordinarily cannot see live; outside of this, has also seen use by casual players in order to merely record themselves playing for a public audience.

Streams recorded in can also be uploaded to YouTube upon their conclusion; similar to YouTube, also offers a partnership program that allows users to potentially monetize their streams.


The website first launched in October 2013 and was a competitor to Twitch. In late 2016, it had about 6 million monthly active users.

Later on January 10th, 2017, Hitbox was acquired by another live streaming esports wbesite Azubu. Both websites were shut down and redirected to Smashcast on May 5th, 2017 after the merger of Azubu and Hitbox. Smashcast was also shut down on November 20th, 2020.


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