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Pewdiepie Could Lose his Title as ‘King of YouTube’ Very Soon

Published: 31/Aug/2018 23:06 Updated: 31/Aug/2018 23:27

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg is the most subscribed channel on YouTube – but that could be changing very soon.

With over 65 million subscribers, Pewdiepie’s channel has dominated the platform for years. Now, he is facing some legitimate competition – thanks to a channel called T-Series.

T-Series is an Indian film studio and music label, which currently sits at over 59 million subs. T-Series is the second-most subscribed channel on the platform, falling under Pewdiepie with just a 6 million subscriber deficit.

T-Series made its start in the 1980s and has since made major strides, now one of the largest Bollywood production studios in the world and the largest on YouTube. Due to T-Series’ major log of Bollywood content, users from all over the world can find just about any Bollywood artist or film clip on the channel.

Their growth has been credited to India’s large population and YouTuber user base, with over 80 percent of the populace using YouTube on a daily basis. With India’s population being greater than mainland America’s by nearly half a million, it makes sense that T-Series would be one of the fastest-growing channels on the platform.

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According to an analysis on SocialBlade, T-Series will overtake Pewdiepie by January 2019.

Pewdiepie has taken the news in stride, humorously calling for a fight between himself and the channel as well as commanding his “army of nine year olds” to come to his aid.

However, if (or rather, when) T-Series takes the YouTube helm, Pewdiepie will still reign as the platform’s largest single creator. Justin Bieber still comes in hot at third place, while Brazilian music producer and director Kondzilla sits at fourth place. The race is on!

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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

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Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.