PewDiePie Releases Video Congratulating T-Series for Overtaking Him in YouTube, Regains Lead Hours Later
Image Credit: Screencap from PewDiePie’s YouTube Channel
It has happened fellas. T Series has finally overtaken PewDiePie for having the most subscribers on YouTube.
And to commemorate the win, PewDiePie congratulated his rival by releasing a video.
Real name Felix Kjellberg, the prominent YouTuber belted out songs congratulating T-Series, however, it included numerous jabs to his rival.
In the song PewDiePie said, “All it took was a massive corporate entity with every song in Bollywood.”
The race between the two YouTube channel has been ongoing for months now, with PewDiePie mostly taking the lead for the majority of the time.
As per the BBC, these can be attributed to his numerous supporters, and their drastic measures to keep him in the lead, such as Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson paying for billboards that encourages people to “Subscribe to PewDiePie.” MrBeast was also seen wearing PewDiePie T-shirts during the NFL Superbowl.
Moreover, a fan of ultra-dedicated fans hacked thousands of unsecured printers to print out a message telling people to subscribe to the YouTuber’s channel.
But it was further boosted, when billionaire Tesla owner Elon Musk co-hosted PewDiePie’s Meme Review show, together with “Rick and Morty” co-creator Justin Roiland.
PewDiePie Leads Again
As reported by NME, it seems that the Swedish Internet star has overtaken the lead from T-Series, as of yesterday. PewDiePie’s channel has about 92, 190, 716 subscribers, while T Series has 92, 168, 716, which is about a lead of 21,767 subscribers.
However, T Series owner Bhushan Kumar said in an interview that he is not bothered about winning or losing the race.
Kumar said, “I am really not bothered about this race. I don’t even know why PewDiePie is taking this so seriously.”
He added, “I have not told my artists to put up supportive messages to boost our followers on our channel. We are not in that game.”
Tongue in Cheek Competition
But in PewDiePie’s defense, based on the numerous videos he posted, it appears that he is not taking this seriously as well, and is treating this “subscriber race” with tongue firmly in cheek.
Last December 2018, as the race begins to take steam, the YouTube star raised funds to help children in India, in collaboration with “Child Rights and You,” a charitable organization, as per The Verge.