PewDiePie beats T-Series to another major YouTube milestone - will he ever lose? - Dexerto
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PewDiePie beats T-Series to another major YouTube milestone – will he ever lose?

Published: 5/Mar/2019 1:53 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 2:12

by Albert Petrosyan

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In the midst of his intense rivalry with Bollywood label T-Series, YouTube superstar Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has added another major milestone to his extensive list of accolades.

At approximately 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET on March 4, PewDiePie managed to hit and surpass 88 million subscribers, becoming the first YouTuber ever to reach that mark.

He will likely be joined soon by T-Series, who currently sit at around 87,960,000 subs, as they inch closer and closer to passing the Swede.

T-Series currently sit at around 42,500 subs behind Pewds in this intense race, and professional analysts project that that the Bollywood brand will eventually take the lead on March 9.

However, if the King of YouTube is able to retain his crown past that, as he’s been able to do with every other projections to this point, he may become the first ever YouTube to also hit the 90 million subscriber mark, which would be a huge achievement. 

Washington PostContrary to many projections, PewDiePie continues to lead T-Series in the overall subscriber count.

Despite PewDiePie’s status as most subscribed to YouTuber, which he’s held for a number of years, the question of T-Series passing him has become a matter of when and not if.

When the Bollywood label first emerged as a legitimate challenge, many predicted them to pass the Swede in early January, although that has obviously ended up not being the case.

Thanks to several star guest appearances, live gaming sessions of Fortnite and Roblox, and hilarious ad campaigns and signs at the Super Bowl, Pewds has managed to avoid numerous close calls and hold on to his lead. 

MrBeast and his group showing their support for PewDiePie during the most recent Super Bowl in February.

You can keep a close eye on this raging battle between PewDiePie and T-Series via our live-subscriber counter, which instantly updates the official sub count of both channels side-by-side 24 hours a day.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @Dexerto as we will keep you updated on the race, including any potential milestones as they happen. 

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Stormzy drops ‘Rainfall’ music video in Watch Dogs, and it actually slaps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 2:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Stormzy has officially made his Watch Dogs Legion debut with the release of his ‘Rainfall’ music video, which was filmed entirely inside Ubisoft’s upcoming trilogy sequel and if we’re being honest, the whole thing is kind of awesome.

Every day another celebrity seems to find their way into the digital world. This year, Ninja and Aussie Twitch streamer Loserfruit were both added to Fortnite. Then, just last month, Dr Disrespect had a unique variant skin and themed ‘Arena’ map he designed released in Rogue Company.

Now it’s British grime rapper Stormzy’s turn, in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The rapper, 27, released a music video for his new single “Rainfall” on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a bit of a twist ⁠— the entire clip was filmed in Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel.

A digital Stormzy first appeared in a virtual studio, singing his new single. The scenery soon changed, however, and he was transported ⁠— all in-game ⁠— to the rooftops of London, where the new Watch Dogs sequel will mainly be taking place.

Here’s the new music video, featuring Tiana Major9, in all its glory.

This isn’t the only time Stormzy will be appearing in Watch Dogs Legion either. When the full Legion title drops on Oct. 29, players will get the chance to team-up with the grime rapper, or at least a virtual version of him, for an exclusive side-quest.

The mission, “Fall on My Enemies,” is a reference to Stomrzy’s lyrics in ‘Rainfall.’ 

When accepted, players will be tasked with “protecting the broadcast of the music video across the entire city.” Ubisoft has yet to confirm how long the mission will be, or whether it has any major bearing on the main Watch Dogs storyline.

Stormzy first revealed his collaboration back in September. He said, “You lot are about to have your minds blown. What [Ubisoft] have done in terms of recreating London is one of the most insane, epic, incredible things I’ve ever seen.”

Stormzy 'filmed' his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.
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Stormzy ‘filmed’ his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.

The Watch Dogs devs said they were “thrilled” to have Stormzy onboard. “His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game. He lit up the room… it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him.”

Ubisoft has confirmed the exclusive Stormzy Rainfall mission will be available from day one in Watch Dogs Legion, and will require no additional DLC patches to play.

The Watch Dogs trilogy sequel will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Thursday, October 29. The title will also be ported to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when the next-gen consoles are released in late 2020.