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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.


Sykkuno reveals new plans after leaving OfflineTV house

Published: 28/Nov/2020 6:38

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Sykkuno opened up about leaving the OfflineTV house and revealed he plans to move back in with family, but will stick around the Los Angeles area.

Sykkuno has only been a confirmed member of the OfflineTV house since August, but he’s already exploded in popularity. He deserves all the credit, though, since his content and input in collaborated streams has been thoroughly enjoyable.

It’s been a blast having him on board. However, Sykkuno ultimately decided not to stick around, and in one of his latest streams, he shared some details on what he’s planning to do next.

Sykkuno Leaving OfflineTV
Sykkuno has been streaming for a while, but he’s become immensely more popular in recent weeks.

“As most of you guys probably know, [I’m] moving soon,” he said. “So, I’m probably not going to be streaming for a couple of days after today obviously because there’s a lot of moving stuff going on.”

Initially, Sykkuno is planning to move back in with his family, but then he’d evaluate his options and decide what to do next. “I’m probably moving home for a bit, and then we’ll figure it out after that,” he said.

Sykkuno also said he would “probably” stay in Los Angeles in the long run but isn’t planning to buy a house. “That’s a little too expensive for me,” he said. “I don’t think that’s quite happening.”

Sykkuno Leaving OfflineTV
Sykkuno has been streaming Among Us on Twitch along with other popular streamers.

He described the move as a “bit of a hassle” but seemed excited about the future. He’s also adamant about not wanting to live alone. “I don’t want to live alone… I feel like it’s tough,” he said.

This hilariously opened the door for one fan to try and make an ambitious deal. “Pay for my rent, and I’ll live with you,” wrote the fan.

Sykkuno pondered for a moment and then jokingly pitched a counter-offer. “If you pay for my rent, I’ll there too, I suppose,” he said, laughing. “Thank you for the offer.”

Sykkuno didn’t mention anything else beyond that. However, if his meteoric rise continues to grow, the opportunities will be endless.

It comes after other OfflineTV members Scarra and Toast said that the OffliveTV house could be disbanding shortly.

“We can’t have a house that each of us have wives, husbands, our kids, and our pets living in once place,” Toast said in a recent stream.

It seems like Sykkuno’s fans will have his back no matter what he decides though. They’ve become a large and dedicated community in their own right.