UPDATE: PewDiePie has overtaken T-Series once again, just a short time after being defeated by the label. As of 12:25 PM PST on March 20, PewDiePie has risen over 2,000 subs above T-Series - but no one knows how long his lead will last.
T-Series overtook PewDiePie by a whopping 10,000 subscribers on March 20, after a nearly six-month struggle between the two.
While the label has previously surpassed Kjellberg a few times, the YouTuber always managed to bounce back, thanks to his dedicated fanbase; however, at this point, there’s no telling if he will climb back to the top.
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One of Kjellberg’s more memorable losses came just after an automated audit performed by YouTube in late February, which lost the YouTuber over 20,000 subscribers during a pivotal moment in their race.
Tseries passing.. pic.twitter.com/KtUMMf0kTW
— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) March 20, 2019
Although no evidence of such an audit has yet come forth, T-Series’ sudden spike in subscribers is raising fans’ eyebrows across the space.
Following T-Series’ most recent victory, Kjellberg managed to boost their gap to just over 4,000 subscribers - but things are still looking grim for YouTube’s fallen king.
This development follows the tragic shootings at two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, where a gunman urged viewers of the livestreamed massacre to “subscribe to PewDiePie” before opening fire.
Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch.
I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person.
My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy.
— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) March 15, 2019
While PewDiePie vehemently decried the violence, he has since unfollowed all but one account on Twitter, after receiving multiple death threats in relation to the individuals he’d previously followed on the social media platform in wake of the shooting.