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PewDiePie’s YouTube diss tracks blocked in India following T-Series court order

Published: 11/Apr/2019 15:46 Updated: 11/Apr/2019 17:03

by Calum Patterson

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The ongoing YouTube battle between PewDiePie and T-Series is now becoming a legal battle too, as diss track videos ‘Congratulations’ and ‘Bitch Lasagna’ have been blocked in India, after T-Series filed a take down order.

It was reported on April 10 that T-Series had filed a court order, ruling that PewDiePie must “remove and disable access” to the songs in question – those songs being the two diss tracks directed at T-Series.

The latest, ‘Congratulations’ was particularly brutal in its remarks about T-Series, even alleging illegal activity, and currently has over 70 million views, less than a week after being uploaded.

PewDiePie’s T-Series diss tracks now blocked in India

Although many thought that there would be no legal precedent for such a move, PewDiePie’s editor, Sive, posted on Twitter on April 11 that indeed the videos – both Congratulations and Bitch Lasagna  -were unavailable in India and that comments had been disabled.

The videos still appear to be available as normal in other countries, but now simply show up as ‘This video is not available’ when accessing them from India.

u/yashvoneAccording to a post on PewDiePie’s subreddit, the videos are completely blocked in India.
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Why are T-Series trying to block PewDiePie’s videos in India?

The battle for YouTube supremacy has been ongoing between Swedish video-maker Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg and T-Series since late 2018, as the two channels compete to have the highest subscriber count.

The Swede has held this position for the better part of eight years, and although T-Series has taken over him briefly, he still holds a commanding lead as both channels head for 100 million subs.

PewDiePie’s ‘Congratulations’ song was actually congratulating T-Series for having overtaken him, but ironically, the video and song’s immediate popularity sent Pewds back in front – by over 300,000 subs.

If the reports that these take downs are in fact the doing of T-Series’ legal action, then it shows that they are taking the contest more seriously than some might have believed. 

They have previously stated that beating PewDiePie would in some sense bring national pride to the country, and clearly don’t take kindly to the comments he made about them in his diss tracks.

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xQc unamused as hilarious Google search trolls him with Ninja’s picture

Published: 6/Dec/2020 0:52 Updated: 6/Dec/2020 0:57

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel got an unpleasant surprise when he decided to do some research on who the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch is, only to be trolled by Google with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ photo.

xQc is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers on Twitch and, by our measure, he’s easily one of the most successful on the platform this year, raking in close to $2 million overall.

Subscribers obviously make up a big part of that total amount, so you’re bound to find Felix on top of any ‘most-subscribed’ list for Twitch. Because it’s the end of the year and lists for the top streamers of 2020 are coming out, his chat urged him to search for exactly that.

“Most subbed streamer? Who cares, subs are temporary, sub count can go up and down, it can go away,” xQc said in response. “It doesn’t define what you do or who you are. People who attach their personality, and their ego, and their confidence to some random digit number that goes up and down — because they need some random pixels to feel better.”

 

Success doesn’t come without its struggles as they say, and the former Overwatch League pro found that out first hand when he finally gave in and did the search for his chat.

Sure enough, his name popped right up at the top of the Google search results, but instead of a picture of himself, it was accompanied by a photo of Ninja, which is very ironic since that’s who Felix has been compared to over the years by his merciless audience.

After initially looking proud when his name popped up, he quickly was at a loss for words for how badly he had been trolled by the search engine.

With his chat predictably cracking up, xQc simply closed the window and went back to his Minecraft run, continuing his original train of thought after a bit of awkward silence.

“In my opinion, if most of the basis of your self-confidence is from things that are outer, not from within, then you have no medium, you’ll never know what’s happening,” he reflected, trying to forget about the unfortunate search results. “You’ll always be guided by what others think, and then what?”

Not surprisingly, Ninja didn’t crack our list of the top-earning Twitch streamers for 2020, considering he only recently returned to the platform after Microsoft shut Mixer down in June.

Blevins still made out just fine though, reportedly making between $30-50 million from his streaming deal with the site, and the newfound freedom to broadcast wherever he pleases, which led him to re-sign with Twitch.

Despite the hilarious comparisons that many have made of the two, xQc still has a ways to go if he plans on making the kind of money Ninja rakes in from streaming. Still, he is undoubtedly one of the most subbed-to streamers on Twitch, so you’d think Google would at least get his picture right.

Maybe next year Felix!