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PewDiePie set to beat T-Series to next YouTube milestone despite legal battle

Published: 12/Apr/2019 11:47 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 12:48

by David Purcell

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Content creation master Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg looks to be on track to beat T-Series to yet another major milestone in their great YouTube subscriber battle, despite the ongoing legal battle surrounding his ‘Congratulations’ diss track. 

PewDiePie vs. T-Series: Next milestone

The two huge channels have been competing against each other for the best part of six months, and despite T-Series hopping ahead of Pewds on a few occasions, the YouTuber has been able to bounce back remarkably because of his ever-growing cult following. 

Now, in the race to 100 million subs, it looks almost certain that the Swede will scoop another major milestone on the platform, despite having his successful diss tracks blocked in India following a court order from T-Series. 

YouTube: PewDiePiePewDiePie and T-Series have been locked in a back and forth YouTube subscriber battle for over six months.

Based on the live subscriber counts for both channels, PewDiePie looks on course to be the first YouTuber to reach 94 million subs. 

The YouTuber is around 100,000 new subscribers away from reaching the landmark, with the Indian production company trailing by just over 200,000 at the time of writing. 

PewDiePie vs. T-Series: Recent ups and downs

While that sounds incredibly impressive for PewDiePie, reaching that milestone will not have come without some peaks and troughs. 

During the months of March and April, T-Series recorded leads of 30,000 and later 100,000 – a distance that many mainstream media outlets such as the BBC reported could spell the end for his reign as YouTube’s king. 

The content creator has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity, though, with the release of his latest ‘Congratulations’ diss track   which initially put him at a 400,000 lead. However, since then, T-Series has managed to half that margin to around 200,000. 

The chances of T-Series springing ahead in the future is likely, due to their ever-growing popularity in India, but the statistics suggest the 94 million mark is in touching distance for the Swede. 

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Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos

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Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp faced off against the number one Smash Ultimate player, Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez, in what was meant to be a fun T1 crossover. Instead, the League challenger got to work, trash talking and smashing about the best in the world.

Tyler1 doesn’t do anything by halves. He’s loud, and has the personality to match. He revs up his Twitch stream to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans daily, who are there not for the gameplay, but for the Tyler1 ride.

Those who caught the streamer’s November 27 cast were certainly in for a ride. The League of Legends star collided with Smash Ultimate’s biggest name, MkLeo.

It makes sense a crossover between the two was inevitable ⁠— with both being part of prestigious organization T1 ⁠— but the action exceeded everyone’s expectations. Of course, Tyler1 got trounced by MkLeo. However, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to get a stock or two, and the League streamer let the Smash pro know about it.

“Leo, I don’t think you’re that good dude. How bad are Smash players if I almost f**king beat you,” Tyler1 said, while struggling to get more than half a stock on average every game.

MkLeo didn’t take it lying down though. “You’re so bad that you’re really good at the same time,” he hit back with.

Tyler1 kept frying the big fish though. Next on his stop of trash talk was Leffen. “Leffen is a scrawny p*ssy a** b*tch. Kid sucks at f**king Smash. Rages at a children’s game, f**king loser,” he said, which had MkLeo in stitches. He had enough slaptalk for Samsora and other pros too.

Fans were also treated to some iconic Tyler1 reactions, and there was none bigger than the streamer’s bewilderment at Arsene, Joker’s Persona. “What the hell is that? Did you just enter a cheat code, bud? Are you cheating?”

After it was all said and done though, the crossover did what it intended to do. It united the League of Legends and Smash communities, and entertained everyone in the crossover that no one really wanted, but they definitely enjoyed.

“Playing and chilling with [Tyler1] really made me realize what it is to be a streamer and a gamer. Loved his personality and him as a person, looking forward to more collaborations like these,” MkLeo said on Twitter.

“T1 playing smash with Leo was actually so godlike. Makes me actually want to play league more and see if I can get to further than Masters,” Samsora also added on Twitter.

Tyler1 kept his side of the story nice and quaint though: “It was pretty fun.”