LIVE: PewDiePie vs T-Series real-time YouTube subscriber counts

Published: 25/Mar/2019 15:22 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 16:59

by David Purcell


Felix PewDiePie Kjellberg enjoyed a long and dominant reign as YouTube’s king of content, but these days he often finds himself chasing T-Series in the subscriber battle. 

The Swede has pulled out all of the stops in his attempts to keep hold of his crown, including guest appearances from Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson in his Meme Review videos, as well as a to one of the games that put him on the map, Minecraft – all efforts to fend off the Indian production company.

Competition between the two accounts has been fierce and entertaining, that’s for sure. Pewds even released a ‘bitch lasagna’ diss track to roast T-Series in October of 2018 as the race began to heat up.

YouTube: PewDiePiePewDiePie will be hoping his ever-growing fanbase can keep him in the contest.

However, while he was talking from the top of the YouTube mountain at that stage, things have tilted somewhat in his rival’s favor in 2019.

The subscriber counts are changing all of the time, with with T-Series and PewDiePie enjoying stints at the top. At one point, T-Series took a lead of 30,000 over the Swede, but somehow he produced a miraculous turnaround to reclaim the throne.

PewDiePie vs T-Series: Live subscriber counts and sub gap

Below, you can watch the subscriber counts live and uninterrupted as the two behemoths of YouTube do battle. T-Series seems to be pulling away, with a lead of over 40,000 subscribers as of March 28.

PewDiePie vs. T-Series: The Milestones 

The numbers are ever-changing and the shifts vary from large to small, but it’s PewDiePie who dominates the major milestones in the battle at the very top of YouTube.

To show just how quickly things are moving in the race, the content creator was the first to 70 million subscribers in November 2018, and by February of 2019, he’d reached over 87 million with a lead of 115,000 subs. 

PewDiePie bettered that number with 88 million, but that didn’t come without a battle – as T-Series took a 30,000 subscriber lead during the time, as mentioned earlier.

Despite eclipsing 91 million subs and achieving so many milestones, though, PewDiePie’s fans are still having to eagerly monitor the gap between the two – which is a credit to T-Series’ constant growth.

Live sub counts have uncovered some astonishing leads, as well as turnarounds so far, and that’s not expected to end any time soon as the pair chase the next set of milestones on the platform.

The battle between PewDiePie and T-Series has been rolling on for quite some time.

Who will come out on top… PewDiePie or T-Series? 

It’s been a battle between two fanbases. On one hand, PewDiePie, his content creating friends and his fans have been doing everything they can to boost the YouTuber’s numbers.

T-Series have been pushing hard themselves, though, by trying to enlist as many people from India as possible to back their video production channel and attempt to bring Pewds’ reign at the very top to an end. The sheer number of videos posted by T-Series each day also make it difficult for PewDiePie to compete.

With the leadership changing from day to day, and both channels rolling with the punches, it’s difficult to say who will prevail. Many pundits believe that Pewds is simply delaying the inevitable, but the Swedish star is determined to beat T-Series to 100 million subs before he gives in. All we can do is strap in and enjoy the ride.

After holding off T-Series for a while, PewDiePie is pretty much consistently behind in subs but he surely has some more tricks up his sleeve.


Shirtless Madden streamer goes viral after sweaty DBZ-inspired celebration

Published: 11/Jan/2021 1:16

by Theo Salaun


A Madden streamer, ‘Chibatta Mitch,’ has set the internet ablaze as a clip of him, shirtless and sweaty, blending the WWE and Dragon Ball Z, earns viral fame across social media.

Of all the simple objects in the world, few hold as much power as a green screen. And Chibatta Mitch, the self-proclaimed “Madden God,” has proved that true by capitalizing on an otherwise limited streaming setup to produce a clip that is flying across Twitter.

Like Santa, his reindeer and sleigh full of gifts, a video of Chibatta Mitch’s Madden gameplay is circulating the internet’s clouds and bringing joy to gamers far and wide. Mitch, a Facebook Gaming streamer and Madden maestro (ranked at No. 3 worldwide), doesn’t have the greatest microphone quality, but his production and energy remain untouched.

In the circulating clip, Mitch is playing an opponent online and, despite it being just the first quarter, he is shirtless, drenched in sweat and calling timeouts for pep talks like it’s the Super Bowl of a cheesy movie. But, instead of Remember the Titans, the streamer uses his green screen and music selection to produce a moment that juxtaposes the worlds of professional wrestling and anime.

Inspired by the energy, ‘biz__23’ shared the clip on Twitter with a simple caption: “This s**t made me want to start gaming again.” 

Eventually, the clip made its rounds across the web, even prompting ESPN’s SportsCenter to share it on a day that many expected traditional sports fans to be much more focused on NFL Wildcard Sunday. 

But some content cannot be denied and Mitch’s is no exception. In the replies, users credited the streamer for producing an excellent Kamehameha recreation and for the thunderstorm embodiment of the WWE’s Undertaker introductions. 

Fans of Chibatta Mitch’s also saw the clip and had to introduce new viewers to more of his antics. In one clip, ‘PJ_Island12’ showed a screen recording of Mitch hyping himself up as a drill sergeant addressing a line of marines.

With other fans letting people know that this first-quarter Mitch behavior is typical, we now know that the streamer goes through multiple ripped shirts per stream. More impressively, despite bringing so much energy to his content, it appears that he is a top-3 ranked player on the Madden leaderboards.