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PewDiePie wins the race to 70 million YouTube subscribers ahead of T-Series

Published: 10/Nov/2018 16:52 Updated: 10/Nov/2018 20:16

by Calum Patterson

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PewDiePie was previously estimated to hit 70 million subscribers on December 11, but has beaten that projection by a month, as he hits the massive milestone ahead of T-Series.

PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjelberg has been the number one independent channel on the video sharing website for over six years, but earlier in 2018 people began to notice an Indian channel called ‘T-Series’ was creeping up on him.

The Indian channel, a record label and production company, was pumping out professional quality videos multiple times daily, and with India’s population and internet presence, was growing rapidly.

In fact, the channel was gaining subscribers so fast that some even suggested that new YouTube accounts made in India were being automatically subscribed to T-Series.

Regardless, PewDiePie began an all out war in what would likely be a vain attempt to retain the top spot, but so far, it has been working out for him.

PewDiePie shared the news of his groundbreaking milestone on Twitter, stating his next goal is to hit the big 100 million.

Social Blade, a stat tracking website for the internet’s biggest stars, predicted on November 1, that PewDiePie would hit 70 million subscribers by December 11, while T-Series was expected to hit the same figure on November 14.

Estimates via Social Blade on November 1

However, on November 10, PewDiePie hit 70 million, spoiling Social Blade’s projection by over a month – while T-Series languished behind at 69.4 million at the same point.

There are a number of reasons which could have contributed to this, including fellow YouTuber Mr Beast’s city wide advertising campaign, encouraging people to subscribe to PewDiePie.

Gaining over 100,000 subscribers per day, the Swede is estimated to hit 71 million by December 10, meanwhile T-Series continues to also gain over 100,000 per day.

Estimates via Social Blade on November 10

Social Blade still predicts that T-Series will overtake PewDiePie sometime in November 2018, but PewDiePie can perhaps keep this momentum going the longer the race continues.

You can keep up with the race for YouTube’s top spot with the real time subscriber counts here.

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TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

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TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

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TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.