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Has PewDiePie finally been beaten by T-Series?

Published: 27/Mar/2019 19:53 Updated: 27/Mar/2019 19:56

by Virginia Glaze

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While Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has been entangled in a brutal battle with Bollywood label T-Series for months now, it appears that the YouTuber has finally succumbed to defeat.

T-Series surpassed PewDiePie on March 26, taking the lead by a whopping 3,600 subscribers – which quickly grew to 8,000, then 10,000 subs, causing panic among PewDiePie’s fanbase.

After a quick back-and-forth between the opposing channels, T-Series took another massive lead on March 27, and now sits at over 28,000 subscribers above Kjellberg as of 12 PM PST.

While PewDiePie has been known to bounce back after major losses to the label, it doesn’t seem like the Swede is taking any extra measures to ensure his success this time – despite his goal to reach 100 million subs ahead of T-Series.

In fact, PewDiePie admitted to “not understanding” his constant victory over the label in an episode of LWIAY on March 22, after T-Series beat the YouTuber by a startling 30,000 subscribers a few days prior.

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Despite this disparity, Kjellberg managed to gain the upper hand shortly thereafter, and even reached 91 million subs in the process.

While the reason for T-Series’ most recent victory is currently unknown, their previous boost came after a trailer for movie ‘PM Narendra Mori’ went viral, garnering over five million views in under 16 hours.

With India gaining Wi-Fi at breakneck speeds, thanks to low pricing by mobile network provider Jio, it seems like more and more channels are subscribing to T-Series (which may also be due in part by an automatic subscriber system for the label).

While PewDiePie has yet to speak out on this latest development, he did feature special guest “Blue Shirt Kid” in an episode of Meme Review on March 27, who was also featured in an Asian Boss video regarding Indian Citizens’ thoughts on the T-Series subscriber war.

Although he is slowly hacking away at the subscriber gap, it doesn’t look like the YouTuber will make another comeback – unless he pulls out the big guns with another celebrity guest, a la Elon Musk or Ben Shapiro.

While T-Series was projected to beat out PewDiePie in early 2019, the YouTuber managed to hold out until now, thanks to the efforts of other top YouTubers, celebrities, hackers, and other members of his dedicated fanbase.

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Rookie Twitch streamer tears up after finally getting first viewers

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:49

by Georgina Smith

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New Twitch streamer NickCKelly got emotional on stream when he got his first viewers after waiting for nearly an hour, gaining thousands as followers as a result of his wholesome reaction.

2020 was a booming year for Twitch, with top creators like xQc and Valkyrae achieving huge numbers in terms of followers and views, and several gaming trends surging in popularity at various points in the year, meaning success all around.

With these huge creators out here smashing records, it’s easy to forget that many are only just starting out their venture into streaming, both casually and seriously.

This year has no doubt prompted more people than ever before to give streaming a try, but it’s not as easy as it might seem from the outside – especially if you’re starting from zero.

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2020 helped Twitch do massive numbers all round.

NickCKelly was one such individual who wanted to give streaming a go, and he couldn’t have been more grateful when he eventually got his first viewers after a while on stream by himself.

He had been streaming for almost an hour when he noticed that some viewers had joined his previously empty chat, and he looked stunned.

“I have my first viewer, hi!” Nick said, looking taken aback by the sudden appearance. “Wow, this is amazing. I’m genuinely honored to have you in my stream, you’re my first viewer that I’ve had, I’ve been streaming for 48 minutes.”

“I feel like I’m gonna cry, man,” he said with the most wholesome reaction possible, tearing up as he spoke to his new viewers.

Over on Reddit, user Avoxio who found Nick’s stream explained why they entered his empty stream. “Me and some friends were scrolling through twitch and found this guy. His stream title got us intrigued so we decided to stop by.”

They also said “at first we thought he was trolling so we messed around a bit not thinking anything of it, throughout our conversation we realized that he was being genuine,” and said they decided to share his stream in hopes of getting him recognition.

Nick also responded in the comments: “I will not let you all down. I want to prove to people that there is goodness in the world, and that we are capable of so much more than most think. I think there’s so much pain and suffering in the world right now. Helping even a single person is making a difference in the world.”

The unexpected reaction from the small streamer certainly seemed to strike a chord with some viewers, and Nick has now shot up to 4.7 thousand followers at the time of writing.