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How much did Bollywood help T-Series defeat PewDiePie?

Published: 30/Mar/2019 17:34 Updated: 30/Mar/2019 17:46

by Joe Craven


The YouTube subscriber battle between Bollywood label and production company T-Series and Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has been ubiquitous on the internet, but how much did the influence of Bollywood help T-Series?

PewDiePie and the Indian company have been locked in an engrossing subscriber battle for the past few months, with incredible campaigns launched to support both channels. 

PewDiePie in particular saw unprecedented support for a YouTube creator, including help from fellow YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson at the Superbowl, and bizarre support from adult site PornHub.

MrBeast, YouTubeMr Beast has been influential in supporting PewDiePie.

However, on March 26, T-Series took the lead once again, and their lead appears to be growing all the time. According to social media monitoring site SocialBlade, at the time of writing, PewDiePie sits at 91,818,064, whilst the Bollywood label 91,921,653 – over 100,000 ahead of the Swede.

T-Series’ overtake has come at the end of a few weeks of campaigning on their behalf. On March 6, the company’s managing director, Bhushan Kumar, posted videos on Twitter and Facebook, asking people to subscribe.

This was followed by a number of famous Bollywood names joining the campaign; including Rajkummar Rao, who has over half a million Twitter followers, and John Abraham, who has over two and a half million. Both men tweeted their support for T-Series and encouraged their followers to subscribe, echoing Kumar’s message to “make India win”.

Will PewDiePie beat T-Series to 100 million YouTube subscribers?

As T-Series’ subscriber lead increases and shows no signs of slowing down, remember you can keep up to date with live subscribers counts here.

As much of the USA and western Europe pushes for PewDiePie, it appears that Bollywood’s influence has made the ultimate difference. India, which is the second most populous nation in the world with over 1.3 billion inhabitants, has come together and got behind T-Series, and looks to have proved too much for the Swedish YouTuber to handle, as they are on their way to hitting the 100 million mark.


Shroud impressed with Sykkuno’s “amazing” Rust skills: “You destroyed me!”

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:57

by Georgina Smith


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek was left in awe after Sykkuno managed to shoot him dead on the OTV Rust server, and it was safe to say he was impressed by the streamer’s aim, saying “you killed me, you’re amazing!”

The Offline TV Rust sever has been a huge talking point since the start of this year, as with the enormous host of streamers participating there are endless amounts of content for fans to consume on the daily.

The server even ended up needing to be split into two after people’s varying playstyles caused some tension and calls for a need to separate PVP-focused players and roleplay-focused players.

Rust promotional image with the logo on top
Facepunch Studios
While it was originally released in 2013, Rust has experienced a surge in popularity thanks to the OTV server.

However, that’s not to say that there haven’t been plenty of iconic moments between streamers, as even though the game can get pretty violent, the vast range of streamer interactions has led to some great scenes for fans.

That was the case for Sykkuno fans when he managed to kill shroud, leaving everyone impressed with his skills.

While they were competing for the Oil Rig, Sykkuno managed to get shroud with his gun as he jumped, and it didn’t seem like shroud expected it at all, dying with a bewildered “no, Sykkuno!”

Sykkuno’s hand immediately flew to his mouth, laughing and apologizing for the abrupt kill.

Michael sounded equally as impressed as he did betrayed, after a few seconds of silence saying “Sykkuno you killed me, you’re amazing!” But the compliments didn’t end there, with Micheal adding, “you destroyed me!” and even “you’re the better gamer, man” to which Sykkuno replied, “no, no, most definitely not.”

Sykkuno has talked previously about how he’s a “humongous fan of shroud” in the past, so this interaction definitely proved to be a positive one for the rising streamer.

One fan on Twitter said, “Sykkuno downed shroud and even shroud is proud of him,” another saying “that Sykkuno/shroud friendly PVP was beautiful to watch… what in the wholesome rivalry.”

The PVP moment was definitely an entertaining one all round, and while the results were unexpected, no one was more impressed than shroud himself.