The battle to end all battles is over… Or is it?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware of the ongoing subscriber battle between Felix Kjellberg and Indian music channel, T-Series. It’s been going on for a while now and the big news to pop up as of late is that T-Series has officially overtaken the reigning King of YouTube, with about 20,000 subscribers more.
This isn’t just a battle between these two channels. It’s come to encompass the wide world of YouTube, with fellow creators and even those off the site getting involved. YouTubers want the most subscribed channel to be run by one of their own and thus they’ve gone to great lengths to encourage others to follow Felix. As a result, some pretty interesting things have happened. That’s why we thought now would be the perfect time to round everything up. Here they are, the best moments from the PewDiePie and T-Series subscriber battle thus far.
By far our favourite thing to have come from this subscriber battle is Felix’s diss track about T-Series, Bitch Lasagna. Definitely one of the better diss tracks to hit the YouTube sphere, it was the moment when we realised just how serious this battle was going to be.
As of posting, the video currently sits at over 160 million views, a number that only continues to increase. Available on iTunes and Spotify, PewDiePie fans the world over have been bopping to this track on their commute to work, in the library, while out shopping – supporting their fave, even when away from YouTube.
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There’s no one who has worked harder to ensure Felix stays on top than Jimmy Donaldson, also known as MrBeast. Seriously, this guy has been dedicated more than most to ensuring Pewds remains the most subscribed account on YouTube.
Billboards (both stationary and moving), appearances on local news and radio stations – he even arranged ads to appear at an airport! This guy went all out and we have major respect for him. Hardcore, man!
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That UKIP tweet
Are you doing your part?
Help protect freedom of speech on the internet by sharing and signing this petition against the EU Copyright Directive.
— UKIP (@UKIP) January 20, 2019
We’re not quite sure what to say about this, so… Umm… We’re just not going to say anything. Yep… Absolutely no comment.
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Elon Musk and Justin Roiland on Meme Review
It’s not just YouTubers and political parties who have gotten involved in this subscriber battle, even Tesla’s Elon Musk and Rick and Morty‘s Justin Roiland have helped out. The pair recently co-hosted the iconic Meme Review, leaving us completely shook! We never thought something like this was going to happen; we couldn’t even comprehend what was going on!
We’re not going to lie, our respect for Elon Musk increased when we discovered he likes a spicy meme.
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The Wall Street Journal hacking
There have been so many hackings in relation to this battle. (Not by Felix himself, we should add.) Our favourite was definitely when the Wall Street Journal was hacked and posted an apology to Felix for their past coverage of him and his channel, while also encouraging their readers to subscribe to him and linking them to some memes. (Because it wouldn’t be a post about PewDiePie without memes.)
The post was eventually taken down, but it still remains an iconic moment in this battle’s history.
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The YouTuber support
Tons of our favourite YouTubers have done their part to help their friend and fellow creator stay on top, including the likes of Sean ‘jacksepticeye’ McLoughlin and Mark Fischbach, who held live streams urging their viewers to subscribe to Felix. As Sean said in his live stream, “There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must stand up and do the right thing.”
That right thing? Subscribing to Felix and ensuring the top channel on YouTube is not owned by a company, but by a creator!
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The WWE signs
— Verge Zombie (@ZeStYZombieYT) December 17, 2018
There have been numerous iconic moments of wrestling fans bringing “subscribe to PewDiePie” signs to the matches and many of them have made appearances on TV! We’ve seen them on WWE TLC, Monday Night Raw, WWE Smackdown… Honestly, we could go on.
(If wrestling fans are subscribed to PewDiePie, you should be too.)
When Justin Roberts bought a billboard in Times Square
Jimmy wasn’t the only one to have purchased billboard space to help raise awareness about this battle. Fellow US vlogger Justin Roberts also bought one, but this time it was in the New York City’s Times Square! (We know, we too were amazed.) This billboard is HUGE, and we can guarantee it definitely resulted in numerous tourists and residents subscribing to the Meme King himself.
As Dolan Dark said in the comments, “ok thats kinda epic.”
(Has this billboard convinced you to subscribe to PewDiePie?)
So there you have it…
Our favourite moments from the PewDiePie and T-Series subscriber battle thus far. We’re sure these two will be going back and forth for a while, with more moments to come. Regardless of if T-Series manages to come out on top, we have to remember that Felix remains the most subscribed creator on the site. 90 million+ subscribers is nothing to scoff at.
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