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PewDiePie calls T-Series “pathetic” for latest tactic in YouTube sub battle

Published: 14/Mar/2019 9:54 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 13:16

by Vincent Genova

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The YouTube subscriber battle of the century has taken another turn as PewDiePie called out T-Series for needing the help of celebrities to pass him.

The race has flipped multiple times recently, with T-Series maintaining a slight lead right before PewDiePie released the video.

He recorded a day early, which led to an awkward moment depending on when you watched the video. “I’m a day ahead now, so it would be very awkward while I make this video very happy if somehow T-Series passed out of nowhere,” said PewDiePie.

PewDiePie / YouTubePewDiePie is still (barely) holding on to his number one spot on YouTube.

T-Series did pass out of nowhere, but PewDiePie almost immediately fought back to regain the lead. For an up to the minute tracker, check out Dexerto’s PewDiePie vs T-Series hub.

PewDiePie called out T-Series for their use of celebrities in the battle, implying they are being paid.

“They are calling in the cavalry, all these Indian celebrities going, ‘hey I’m not paid to do this and I’m not paid to say this, but subscribe to T-Series,’” PewDiePie mocked.

He also showed the social media accounts of a few celebrities, where they promoted T-Series. “Look at this, ‘you can make India win,’ I don’t care! Pathetic, I barely relied on help from anyone.”

The YouTuber apparently did not intend to call out T-Series for this video and quickly went back to discussing memes.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.