PewDiePie vs T-Series subscriber battle can now be termed never ending. Just when we thought the virtual war was finally over between Indian music label T-Series and Swedish YouTuber Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, it flared up all over again. After taking a major lead and dethroning the top YouTuber just days ago, it felt like this was the final win for T-Series and to make things clearer, it was also followed by PewDiePie conceding defeat albeit in his own style.
Alas, it was a rather short-lived celebration for T-Series as the Indian music label is once again trailing, now by more than 1.5 lakh subscribers. So, to bring you up to speed, PewDiePie is once again leading this race with almost 92.5 million subscribers.
Hours after releasing a new music video titled "Congratulations" conceding defeat to T-Series, PewDiePie YouTube channel has witnessed a sudden spike in terms of the number of subscribers. This comes after PewDiePie received a fresh wave of support from popular YouTube channels: Philip DeFranco and Kwebbelkop. Philip DeFranco has more than 6 million subscribers whereas Kwebbelkop has more than 10 million subscribers.
This is not the first time PewDiePie has received support from individual YouTubers. In fact, YouTubers like MrBeast and Justin Roberts have promoted PewDiePie.
“We’re on the brink of becoming the world’s biggest @YouTube channel. We can make history. We can make India win. Subscribe to @TSeries #BharatWinsYouTube”
Last month, T-Series Chairman and Managing Director Bhushan Kumar urged people to subscribe to T-Series to secure the number 1 spot.
The race to become YouTube’s number 1 channel turned ugly after a hacker hacked into thousands of printers to print out a message: "PewDiePie is in trouble and he needs your help to defeat T-Series!" Victims were blackmailed to subscribe to PewDiePie and unsubscribe to T-Series on YouTube in order to get their printer working.
Last year, the T-Series website was taken down using a denial-of-service (DoS) attack. Around the same time, hackers hacked into one of the Wall Street Journal's website and displayed a message apologising for stories accusing PewDiePie of anti-Semitism.
Earlier this year, hackers targetted over 65,000 of Chromecast streaming dongles to display a message on TVs urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie.