Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is currently embroiled in a close rivalry with T-Series for the coveted top spot on the “most subscribed YouTube channel” list, but a new challenger has appeared and is vying for the crown.
In a video uploaded to YouTube on Monday, January 21, trickshot experts Dude Perfect announced that they were heading on a 20 city tour that will see the crew put on 90 minute long shows featuring all the classic tricks that fans of the channel have become accustomed to.
However, during the video the team made up of Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert, Tyler Toney and twins Coby and Cory Cotton revealed that they had set their sights on a target, specifically, catching PewDiePie.
This will be a difficult task for Dude Perfect, who sit on 38.5 million subscribers, over 40 million behind their Swedish counterpart.
Dude Perfect claim that they have no interest in overhauling Kjellberg permanently, but rather want to tie with PewDiePie “for like one second, then he can go back to beating us by 30 million again,” according to Garrett Hilbert.
The trickshot crew have encouraged fans to use “TieThePie” on social media as they attempt to convince people to subscribe to their channel, and have even offered a reward to viewers if they manage to draw level with Kjellberg, stating that they will reveal the identity of the person who has been wearing a panda mascot costume in their videos for years.
PewDiePie remains at the top of YouTube for now, and even received the backing of an unlikely new ally in his race to remain on top.
While Dude Perfect are well behind Kjellberg in terms of subscribers at the moment, Indian entertainment company T-Series are right on their tail and closing the distance rapidly. You can keep an eye on the battle using our real-time PewDiePie vs T-Series live subscriber count post.