A lot has been going on about the famous war between PewDiePie vs T-Series for the title of the most subscribed channel on YouTube. From Wikipedia page to Diss Tracks to hacking websites, the war doesn’t seem to settle anytime soon.
Several YouTubers have publicly campaigned for subscribing to PewDiePie channel. YouTuber MrBeast bought multiple billboards and radio advertisements in North Carolina to encourage people to subscribe to PewDiePie channel. YouTuber Justin Roberts bought a reportedly US $1 million billboard in New York’s Times Square asking people to subscribe to PewDiePie.
Around 130,000 printers were hacked to print out the message “PewDiePie is in trouble and he needs your help to defeat T-Series!”, urging printer users to subscribe to PewDiePie and unsubscribe from T-Series. 5500 Google Chromecast devices and one of The Wall Street Journal websites, were also hacked asking users to subscribe to PewDiePie channel.
The rivalry began getting more attention specially in India when PewDiePie released a diss track “Bitch Lasagna” mocking Indian people and showing anti-Indian remarks by PewDiePie fans and supporters. This led to several independent Indian YouTubers coming in support of T-Series. Indian-Canadian comedian and YouTuber Jus Reign uploaded a video called “In Defense of T-Series“. Indian YouTuber and Rapper, Asif Bantaye released a diss track called “PENDUBHAI“. One of India’s top ten YouTubers, CarryMinati, released a diss track called “Bye Pewdiepie“, which got 5 million views within 24 hours.
PewDiePie and T-Series Channels And Their Growth
In terms of channel views, T-Series stands far ahead at 55 Bn (December 2018) as compared to PewDiePie’s 19 Bn views (Dec 2018). In the year 2018, PewDiePie channel views increased by 16%, while T-Series channel saw a jump of 82% due to its genre and numerous music projects popular among Hindi speaking audience.
Let’s talk about main issue – Subscribers. PewDiePie channel has more than 79 Mn subscribers (Dec 2018) while T-Series is over 78 Mn (Dec 2018). But has it been an easy journey? T-Series has surely maintained its tremendous growth throughout the year. While PewDiePie subscribers increased by 31% in 2018, T-Series subscribers grew by 129%. Yes, 129% increase in the year 2018!
So, who is going to win? The answer is – Both and many others. This war has generated so much buzz that the importance of YouTube content and influence is evident. This ongoing war has added a lot more content and viewers to YouTube.
T-Series and PewDiePie, you both are great channels and leaders in your genre. So, just keep making such engaging and entertaining content.