PewDiePie sees insane channel growth thanks to his battle with T-Series - Dexerto

PewDiePie sees insane channel growth thanks to his battle with T-Series

Published: 16/Jan/2019 21:07 Updated: 16/Jan/2019 21:45

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube’s biggest creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, has seen immense channel growth, with his monthly subscriber count increasing 700% due to his ongoing battle with Bollywood label ‘T-Series.’

According to stats provided by Social Blade, PewDiePie managed to gain more subscribers in the final four months of 2018 than the entirety of 2017, now sitting at over 81 million subs and counting.

As reported by Business Insider, PewDiePie’s channel saw a surge of 13 million subscribers between September and December of 2018 – a huge jump, considering that the YouTube king only managed to score seven million subs throughout the entirety of 2017.

Social Blade / Business InsiderPewDiePie saw a 13.6 million subscriber increase in the final four months of 2018 – a massive jump, considering his comparatively low growth in 2017.

December also saw a 700% subscriber increase for Pewds, who reeled in a whopping 6.62 million subs as opposed to his 855,000 gain in September.

However, despite fans’ efforts to keep PewDiePie above T-Series’ clutches, the Bollywood Label continues to rise in subscribers, now sitting at over 80,700,000 subs as of January 16, 2019.

The battle between the two channels came to light in late August of 2018, when PewDiePie mockingly challenged the company to a physical duel in a video. Since then, other popular YouTubers, internet stars, and celebrities have come out in support of YouTube’s largest independent creator – with some fans even hacking printers and Chromecasts to spread the message.

PewDiePie himself has stated that he “doesn’t care” if T-Series surpasses him. Instead expressing concern that YouTube is shifting toward a more “corporate” business model, due to many YouTubers’ sponsorships and partnerships with various brands.


Top 5 Dr Disrespect ‘Doctober’ Halloween cosplays

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:11

by Michael Gwilliam


Dr Disrespect’s Halloween ‘Doctober’ contest has returned and with it, fans of the Two-Time have unveiled their best cosplays of the legendary streamer.

Given Doc’s larger-than-life personality and outfit with the red vest, black mullet, mustache, combat boots and sunglasses, he’s cosplay material.

The contest is simple, post a picture of yourself dressed as Doc and tweet it with the hashtag #Doctober for a chance to win prizes from the Two-Time himself.

While Dr Disrespect hasn’t picked his winners yet, here are five Doctober cosplays we think are deserving of tasting victory.


There’s a lot in this photo that makes it stand out from the crowd. Primarily, it’s the theme of the 1993/1994 BlockBuster video game championship that Doc has built his “Two Time” moniker around.

For one, you have the podium with the Doc cosplayer standing above two children as a man dressed as a BlockBuster employee hands out a trophy.

The BlockBuster video cases in the back keep the immersion intact while a Sega Genesis shows what appears to be NBA Jam. This was just well-done in general.


This one amplifies the Halloween aspect of the cosplay with some horror elements going on.

The cosplay itself is well done with the sweat pants featuring the logo, vest, mullet and sunglasses all intact. Meanwhile, the background features a spooky full moon and peashooters dropping in.

On the ground, the zombified hand reaching out of the grave secures its place on our list primarily for the Halloween theme.


Working together with your spouse on a cosplay deserves some credit, and that’s exactly what this couple did to recreate Mrs Assassin’s Instagram photo.

This unique cosplay has the wife standing on her husband with a knife by his throat – perfectly emulating the original.

Her husband’s pose as Doc is also extremely well-done, so this one is definitely a serious contender.


This is most likely the most standard Doc cosplay on this list, but it looks so authentic we couldn’t not mention it.

Nothing fancy, just an extremely well-crafted Doc outfit equipped with an authentic mustache. It just works, and it does so perfectly.


Kids dressed up as Doc is nothing new, but there’s something about a five-year-old with a mullet drinking G-Fuel that is downright hilarious.

As far as the outfit goes, once again, this kid’s parents nail it – all the boxes are checked. It also really helps that the boy’s attitude while posing for the video seems to match Doc’s energy, which is a major plus.

There is only one day left until Halloween, so it’s not to late for you to enter the contest itself and show the YouTube streamer what you’ve got.