Did T-Series actually take over PewDiePie after a YouTube technical issue? - Dexerto

Did T-Series actually take over PewDiePie after a YouTube technical issue?

Published: 27/Feb/2019 20:20

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is locked in a tense battle with Bollywood label T-Series to secure the most subscribers on the platform – but stats show that he suffered a brief defeat.

During PewDiePie’s close run against T-Series on February 22, T-Series actually surpassed him for eight, grueling minutes.

A report by social media metrics site Social Blade confirmed this development, explaining that T-Series’ short-lived victory was brought about by an automated YouTube audit.

“For roughly 8 minutes, as a result of a YouTube audit, T-Series was ahead of PewDiePie (by a max of about 2000 subscribers),” a Social Blade spokesperson said of the issue.

In order to ensure that stats like views and subscribers only reflect the activity of real users, YouTube routinely purges any inactive accounts.

This happened to occur at the peak of PewDiePie’s run against T-Series, setting him back a reported 20,000 subscribers in the process.

While a livestream of PewDiePie and T-Series’ sub counts showed a single subscriber difference between the two, it looks like Pewd’s defeat went largely unnoticed.

Felix addressed the purge in a video on February 24, where he noted that their sub gap had only been around 22,000 subscribers just before the purge went live.

“It was necessary,” Pewds said of his defeat. “Because now they got a taste of what it means to be number one. And that’s all you’re ever gonna get, T-Series.”

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Since Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s appearance on ‘Meme Review,’ PewDiePie has been soaring above his Bollywood nemesis, and is now over 69,000 subs above T-Series as of February 27.


Larray, Sienna Gomez sweep TikTok Room Awards: full results and winners

Published: 29/Nov/2020 3:15 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 3:24

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room have used their 1.8 million followers to crown the best of the platform on November 28, and there were two names constantly popping up: Larray and Sienna Gomez.

The TikTok Room Awards Show for 2020 was the drama page’s first attempt at trying to determine who the best creator on the platform was, and it was a hit.

With plenty of competition, hundreds of thousands of fans voted for their favorite creators. However, as with any award show, only a handful can be recognized.

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Charli D’Amelio picked up three TikTok Room awards, but missed best female TikToker.

Larray and Sienna Gomez sweep TikTok Room Awards

While creators like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, Jacob Sartorius, and Bryce Hall tried to rally their fanbases to vote by getting behind the project, two names popped up time and time again: Larray and Sienna Gomez.

The former won three awards, including Best YouTuber, Funniest TikToker, and Best Diss Track. He wasn’t the only multi-award male winner, with James Charles picking up Best Makeup and Most Achieved, while the Wright brothers Jack and James got another three awards between them.

Vinnie Hacker only picked up one award for the night, but it was the biggest for the men: Favorite TikToker.

On the Female side of the awards, Sienna Gomez and Charli D’Amelio were dominating the categories. Gomez picked up seven awards, including Most Positive, Kindest TikToker, and Least Problematic. She also bagged the biggest prize of them all: Best TikToker.

The younger D’Amelio sister, who hit 100 million followers on TikTok on November 22, also picked up three awards, including Most Achieved.

What were the categories, and who were the winners?

The TikTok Room awards consisted of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Best style (female): Avani Gregg
  • Best house: Sway Boys
  • Best YouTuber: Larray
  • Best song: Jaden Hossler (Angels and Demons)
  • Best style (male): Chase Hudson
  • Most positive: Sienna Gomez
  • Most active with fans: Charli D’Amelio
  • Best makeup: James Charles
  • Best fandom: Sienna Mae
  • Best group/duo: 4freakshow
  • Best diss track: Larray (Cancelled)
  • Best hair: Devyn Winkler
  • Best clapbacks/comebacks: James Charles
  • Best dance creator: Haley Sharpe
  • Most talented musician: Jaden Hossler
  • Kindest TikToker: Sienna Gomez
  • Best role model: Sienna Gomez
  • Most achieved (male): James Charles
  • Most achieved (female): Charli D’Amelio
  • Least problematic (male): Jack Wright
  • Least problematic (female): Sienna Gomez
  • Best dancer (male): Jack and James Wright
  • Best dancer (female): Charli D’Amelio
  • Funniest TikToker: Larray
  • Best ship: Sienna Gomez and Jack Wright
  • Best couple: Dixie D’Amelio and Noah Beck
  • Favourite TikToker (male): Vinnie Hacker
  • Favourite Influencer (female): Sienna Gomez