T-Series overtook the YouTuber by a whopping 30,000 subscribers on March 20, prompting many fans following their duel to speculate that Felix’s reign as the site’s top channel could be over for good.
Despite this grim development, PewDiePie managed to climb his way back up to the top - although he later admitted that he didn’t understand how T-Series had managed such a massive increase in subscribers.
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“They were 30,000 ahead,” PewDiePie said of his comeback during an episode of 'LWIAY' on March 22. “I don’t know how we did it. I don’t understand how this works anymore.”
It was later discovered that T-Series’ massive jump in subs was due to a video that had gone viral on the channel.
The video in question is a trailer for the label’s new movie ‘PM Narendra Mori', which skyrocketed to five million views in under 16 hours, and now has over 13 million views as of March 22.
PewDiePie was overtaken once more on March 22, although he predictably surpassed his nemesis and now sits over 12,000 subscribers over T-Series.
The YouTuber went on to thank his audience for their continued support in his battle, and reminded fans that he would relinquish the race after reaching 100 million subs - which he is just a mere 10 million away from achieving.