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PewDiePie beats T-Series to 89 million subs, race to 90 million begins

Published: 12/Mar/2019 13:04 Updated: 12/Mar/2019 14:13

by Connor Bennett

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has beaten his fierce rival T-Series to yet another major subscriber milestone – less than a day after his reign at the top looked to be over.

The hugely popular Swedish YouTuber has held the top spot on YouTube for a number of years, but his reign at the top was plunged into danger in 2018 by the Bollywood Production company. Since appearing on the scene, T-Series has pushed the Swede all the way, forcing Pewds and his fans to pull out all the stops. 

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His rabid fanbase has obliged with help at every step of the way – with some holding a parade and others advertising in their local Walmart store. More notable names, like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, have also done their part – keeping the Swede ahead. 

YouTube: PewDiePieThe Swede holds a slender lead but remains on top.

Now, with the support from Musk and others, PewDiePie has hit another major milestone – with T-Series still trailing closely behind.

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Thanks to a recent influx of subscribers on March 12, Kjellberg has now crossed the 89 million subscribers mark – despite his lead at the top having slipped to less than 400 on March 11.

It’s another major marker passed for the YouTube’s number one channel, as the race to 90 million subscribers continues – and as he looks to retain his spot as the king of the platform following a number of recent close calls.

Just how long the Swede has left on top remains to be seen but, right now, the focus is on securing another load of subscribers on his march to 90 million.

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Plus, even if he does eventually fall behind to T-Series, he’s beaten all of the initial projections that had him losing his lead some time ago. 

Pewds and his fans continue to surprise everyone, and we wouldn’t put it past them to have a few other ideas lined up to keep his reign at the top going.

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Neekolul and 100T’s JhbTeam sit down for world’s most awkward interview

Published: 16/Oct/2020 19:52 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 20:15

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star and 100 Thieves member ‘Neekolul’ sat down for an interview with the org’s intern, ‘JhbTeam,’ resulting in one of the most hilariously awkward pieces of internet content we’ve seen yet.

Neekolul skyrocketed to fame earlier this year after her “Okay Boomer” TikTok took off across social media, becoming a viral sensation almost overnight.

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Since then, Neekolul — real name Nicole — has solidified herself among the elite of the net’s content creators, and has signed with none other than esports giant 100 Thieves in yet another huge move.

The organization has since started a new interview series with its intern, JhbTeam, whose unique style resulted in a downright hilarious conversation between himself and Neekolul for its pilot episode.

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The first video in the series, titled “TBH with JHB,” tasked Neekolul with answering a series of awkward questions, such as: “How does it feel to have this much of a following on a platform?”

Neekolul’s forthcoming answer was something that no one expected: “It’s cool. You know, you can say almost anything and someone’s gonna like your tweet. You could say like, ‘I like to eat s**t,’ and people are like, ‘Yeah!’”

However, Neeko didn’t have an answer for “Why do you have a boyfriend?” leaving Jhb giving her an humorously intense staredown as she scrambled to address the random question.

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That being said, Neeko was totally down to turn the tables and ask Jhb a few questions, one of which included: “If you could have any superpower, what would it be?”

It seems that Jhb’s response of, “Flying, so I could come see you,” didn’t go over so well, with the star giving an understandable “WTF” look at his reply — which senior producer ‘rufhaus’s’ editing skills made into a truly funny moment.

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Amid the ensuing hijinks with Jhb, Neeko did admit that her rise to internet stardom wasn’t a piece of cake, with many criticizing her for reaching fame so quickly and doubting her abilities (although that was about the only serious moment throughout the entire interview).

While fans probably didn’t learn anything totally new about Neeko in this video (aside from her favorite primary color, which is blue — which isn’t even a primary color), it’s definitely worth a watch for viewers looking to have a laugh as they watch their favorite influencer scramble for answers in the face of a gut-bustingly awkward interview session.

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Who can we expect to see on TBH with JHB in the future?

Although Neekolul was just the first guest on 100 Thieves’ new show, Jhb did let fans in on what other guests could be making an appearance in his famously awkward series later on.

“Basically, people that are close in the gaming scene/community and are recognizable to fans,” Jhb revealed. “I want to make sure the guests know who I am in a sense of not making them uncomfortable, and that they know how awkward I am.”

JHB as seen during a YouTube video.
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Jhb is 100 Thieves’ intern, who boasts a successful YouTube channel and Twitch stream where he collaborates with other big names in the gaming space.

That’s not all; he even dropped a few potential names, most notably CallMeCarson, Jordan Fisher, Hitchariide and even 100 Thieves founder, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.

“We honestly have no idea who to have on next,” he added. “I definitely want to have Nadeshot on the show, as I see it as one of the most iconic ones that we’ll make, but as of right now, we have no idea. I mainly want to have 100 Thieves creators on, but in the meantime, no idea.”

Who knows who will be featured on the show next? Not even Jhb himself is sure; but that just means that the possibilities are endless.