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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


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.

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.

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun


Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.