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T-Series takes massive lead over PewDiePie following ‘Congratulations’ legal scandal

Published: 14/Apr/2019 18:38 Updated: 14/Apr/2019 18:40

by Virginia Glaze

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The battle between YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg and Bollywood label T-Series continues to heat up – both in the courtroom and online.

T-Series has surpassed PewDiePie once again by a wide margin, sitting at over 80,000 subscribers above the YouTuber as of April 14.

This turn of events follows Kjellberg’s major comeback earlier in the month, when his ‘Congratulations’ diss track skyrocketed his subscriber count to over 400,000 above the label after being surpassed for several days prior.

FlareTV, YouTubeT-Series has surpassed PewDiePie by a major margin, once again – and this time, there’s no telling if the YouTuber can manage another major comeback.

T-Series taking legal action

However, T-Series wasn’t pleased with this development, and even took legal action against Kjellberg for “defamatory, disparaging, insulting, and offensive” content in his diss tracks by pursuing an alleged court order with the Delhi High Court.

While the legitimacy of the court order itself couldn’t be verified, T-Series’ case does exist – and that’s not the only action the label is taking against Kjellberg, either.

IPRMENTLAWT-Series has reportedly pursued a court order against PewDiePie for “abusive, vulgar, and racist” content in his diss tracks, which have since been banned in India.

PewDiePie’s diss tracks have since been banned from appearing on Indian YouTube following the court order, inciting mass outrage from fans across the internet due to the apparent growing influence of corporations over creators.

PewDiePie’s ‘Congratulations’ kerfuffle

T-Series’ order may have been in response to Kjellberg’s serious claims in his ‘Congratulations’ diss track, where he accused the label of getting its start by providing pirated songs.

The YouTuber likewise accused T-Series’ CEO, Bhushan Kumar, of having ties to the Indian mafia – and even brought up a sexual harassment case against against Kumar from January, which was later dropped after the accuser admitted their claims were false.

Kjellberg’s song even alleged that T-Series had sent him a cease and desist letter in response to their battle, which the YouTuber promptly ignored.

Fellow YouTuber and collaborator ‘Boyinaband’ later revealed the story to be true, although he left the details up to PewDiePie for a later video.

Since then, PewDiePie’s ‘Congratulations’ diss track has skyrocketed in popularity, surpassing even popular rapper Post Malone’s ‘Congratulations’ song by .4 million likes – reaching a massive 5.9 million likes in just two weeks.

While Kjellberg’s latest track also sports an impressive 78 million views, it still pales in comparison to his initial ‘Bitch Lasagna’ single, which still reigns as his most-viewed video at a whopping 169 million views.

Among Us

Karl Jacobs beats Corpse, Dream & more in Mr Beast’s $100k Among Us game

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:13

by Georgina Smith

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YouTuber Karl Jacobs received a whopping $100,000 from Mr Beast after winning a star studded Among Us game, beating creators like Corpse Husband, PewDiePie, Sykkuno, and Dream to the punch.

Among Us is tense at the best of times, but adding an enormous cash prize to the mix is guaranteed to add an extra layer of frustration to the equally loved and loathed cafeteria meetings.

And who better to shake things up than YouTube’s favorite philanthropist, Mr Beast a.k.a. Jimmy Donaldson. Jimmy is well known for putting friends and fans through bizarre challenges to win huge amounts of money.

Particularly since launching his gaming channel earlier this year, the star has been pitting viewers and often fellow creators against each other in games like Minecraft and Among Us.

Mr Beast holds his hands in the air next to the YouTube logo
YouTube: Mr Beast
Mr Beast has over 10 million subscribers on his gaming channel.

This time, Jimmy hosted a star-studded line up of players for an Among Us tournament, featuring the likes of rising stars Corpse Husband, Dream, and Sykkuno, along with classic fan favorites like PewDiePie and Jacksepticeye. All of them were in with a chance of winning $100,000.

The game was set to only have one imposter, meaning there was nowhere to hide for whoever ended up with the mischievous role.

Sykkuno was imposter the first time round, and even though he was caught in the act of killing someone by Corpse, it actually took a good few rounds for the other players to vote him out. Though as the game ended fairly early, Mr Beast let everyone have one more shot at victory.

Karl was the imposter for the second and final game, and the tension ramped up progressively throughout the game as he managed kill after kill without being voted off.

As the number of players dwindled, the vote offs began to get more dramatic, with Jimmy constantly reminding the crew that there was a huge pot of money on the line.

After a tense final few minutes where it wasn’t clear who would sway the game, eventually Karl was deemed the winner, and was overjoyed to have won the huge $100k prize.

The video had a great response from fans who loved the iconic mix of creators combined with the high stakes prize, and there’s no doubt that more content will be on the way from this team.