Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg’s reign at the top of YouTube seemed to be over on Wednesday, February 20, but a new video from the Swede has seen him open the gap over T-Series once again.
For years, Kjellberg has sat at the top of YouTube as the owner of the channel with the most subscribers.
In 2018, Indian media company T-Series finally closed the gap on the Swede, becoming the first channel who could feasibly unseat PewDiePie from his perch.
Many of YouTube’s biggest names have attempted to keep Kjellberg at the top of the platform, uploading videos encouraging their fans to subscribe to PewDiePie, with Mr Beast even going as far as hiring billboards in an effort to stop T-Series wrestling the crown from him.
Things looked dire for Kjellberg on February 20, when T-Series found themselves just 10,000 subscribers behind him, but the uploading of a new video appears to have delayed the end once again.
The video, titled “I might as well upload this since we are losing..”, saw Kjellberg reviewing books, with PewDiePie opening the video by stating: “T-Series has most likely passed me, so it doesn’t matter what I upload at this point, does it?” While PewDiePie had accepted defeat, the video actually appears to have had the opposite effect, opening the gap at the top to over 30,000 subscribers once again in less than 24 hours.
How long PewDiePie is able to remain at the top of YouTube remains to be seen, but you can keep an eye on the tight race using our PewDiePie vs T-Series live subscriber tracker.
Even though PewDiePie has managed to create some distance between him and his challenger once again, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before T-Series finally takes the crown.