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PewDiePie mounts stunning comeback to overtake T-Series in YouTube sub battle

Published: 1/Apr/2019 13:27

by David Purcell

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Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg might have thought that it was all over when T-Series pulled away by a massive margin in the great YouTube subscriber battle, but somehow the Swede has bounced back in extraordinary fashion. 

PewDiePie admitted defeat to the Indian production company on March 30 after seeing that T-Series were sailing into the distance with a lead of over 100,000 subscribers in the race to 100 million subs. 

However, after members of his passionate fanbase encouraged people to get behind the YouTuber ahead of what’s been dubbed ‘International PewDiePie day’ on April 29, clearly their efforts are paying off time and time again. 

PewDiePie / YouTubePewDiePie has somehow overtaken T-Series again in YouTube subscribers, with around a 12,000 sub lead.

How strong is PewDiePie’s lead over T-Series? 

In what might be the most impressive turnaround of the battle yet, the Swedish content creator has managed to recover the humongous deficit and sits around 12,000 subs ahead of T-Series – according to live subscriber counts, at the time of writing. 

T-Series have previously overtaken PewDiePie by 10,000 and later 30,000 subscribers in the past, but 100,000 was by far their strongest margin yet. Not many believed that it could, or would, be possible for another bounce back. Yet, Pewds’ fanbase just keeps getting stronger and stronger. 

FlareTV / YouTubePewDiePie is once again in pole position in YouTube’s great sub battle with T-Series.

PewDiePie vs T-Series: Who will reach 100 million subs first?

Based on the statistics seen so far, it’s very difficult to say whether or not PewDiePie will rise to 100 million subscribers first, but he does seem to have the edge where major milestones are concerned. 

If T-Series can slip up with a lead of 100,000 subscribers, who knows where the battle will end. One thing is for sure, though, things seem to be going right to the wire in the great YouTube battle and there doesn’t seem any evidence to suggest it will slow down any time soon. 

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Hafu’s Among Us lobby takes action against toxic Twitch chat

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:32

by Theo Salaun

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In light of recent drama involving xChocoBars and Twitch chat toxicity in Hafu’s Among Us lobbies, the streamers are working together to implement a process aimed at curtailing unsavory viewers.

In one of Rumay ‘Hafu’ Wang’s popular Among Us sessions with a variety of streamers, Luminosity Gaming’s xChocoBars was driven to tears and an early conclusion of her stream by overwhelming toxicity in Twitch chat.

While Hafu and others, like Jeremy ‘DisguisedToast’ Wang, tried to console xChocoBars and let her know that chat was being unfair — the damage had already been done. Viewers were aggressively berating ChocoBars for failing to identify the impostor and that pushed her to find a substitute for her in the game and end her stream early, forgoing involvement in Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter’s session later in the day.

In the hours since the unfortunate incident, Hafu has worked on creating a process to deal with toxic chatters that will involve moderators from each streamer’s chat joining a collective Discord channel.

As Hafu explains, her Among Us morning lobbies will be accompanied by a communal “mod Discord.” This will allow the streamers, in unison, to levy out punishments to someone who has been overly toxic in any individual chat.

While Hafu denotes the level of toxicity as anyone being a “poopoo head,” it’s clear that this process is designed to ensure that anyone wanting to be toxic will be relegated to uninvolvement in any stream that is part of the lobby.

Overall, the idea is a quality one as it should deter people from being too nasty in chat. If someone is so invested in a streamer’s game of Among Us that they become toxic, they’ll probably dislike being completely banned from the entire lobby’s streams.

As xChocoBars tweeted, she did need to take a break from the internet for a while after dealing with toxicity in the morning stream — but she will be returning for Hafu’s next morning Among Us lobby.

It’s unclear if this anti-toxicity process was in the works before ChocoBars decided to join for the following morning’s stream. Regardless, it should be comforting to know that the lobby is taking action against what has become a growing issue in Among Us streams.