If you do not know about Pewdiepie, then you are living under the rock. PewDiePie has been ruling the Kingdom of YouTube with a humongous 77 million subscriber base. Felix Kjellberg who is from Sweden handles the channel. Basically, he posts gaming videos, vlogs, and general chat. On the other hand, T-series is an Indian music company which publishes Bollywood trailers and songs. It is a huge brand in India that has been running since the 1980s. However, both the Youtube channels have been locked in conflict for days as the PewDiePie battles to retain a title of most subscribed youtube channel which he has claimed as his for around five years.
Both the YouTube Channels fight to gain the title of most subscribed Channels
In an article published on Mashable website, Matt Binder wrote,
“The problem for PewDiePie is that he simply can’t keep up with the machine that the T-Series YouTube channel. The YouTube channel for the Bollywood music giant grows at close to 145,000 subscribers per day. T-Series, having started in the 1980s, is a legacy brand in India, a country with a population of 1.3 billion people. It has employees and an entire roster full of musical artists and Bollywood superstars that it relies on to pump out as many as half-a-dozen highly-produced music videos per day. In contrast, PewDiePie is just one guy putting out one vlog or video game stream per day.”Source: mashable
PewDiePie in battle with T-Series
Currently, Pewdiepie has over 77 million subscribers, whereas T-series has over 76 million subscribers. According to Online tracking tool Social Blade, the gap between the two is closing to under 500,000.
The tool updates every second and is currently being streamed on YouTube, recording that T-Series racks up more than 150,000 new subscribers a day and PewDiePie just over 140,000.
PewDiePie fans hacked 50,000 printers
PewDiePie fans hacked 50,000 printers worldwide to spread the word about his channel and the race to keep him at the top. Kjellberg said in a video: “All of this support to keep me on top is so funny. I love it. Please keep it up. But don’t do anything illegal OK… because that will look bad on me.”
He also posted a video on his channel asking supporters to battle on his behalf and humorously challenged T-Series to a fight to the death.
According to a report by DNA, T-Series had hit back at Kjellberg for his provoking. The company said that T-series is a “well-respected platform”.
President of T-series Neeraj Kalyan said: “It’s a matter of pride for all Indians that an Indian YouTube Channel will soon be world’s biggest channel on YouTube. But it seems a set of enthusiastic PewDiePie fans are negatively spamming T-Series channel on YouTube. I want to inform them that this kind of behaviour does not perturb us. We will continue to build and grow our fan base globally. No amount of spamming will be able to hold back the power of good music.”