PewDiePie became the world’s most popular YouTuber after being a step away from being overtaken by India’s music company T-Series.
The controversial Swedish vlogger was fighting with T-Series for the top position since August 2018 when he challenged the music company to a “sabre fight” in a comical video released on his channel.
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In October, Tubular Labs brought to everyone's attention that T-Series reached 66 million subscribers and was growing quickly which meant that within a week times, the company could overtake PewDiePie’s 67 million subscribers.
More notably, fellow YouTubers Logan Paul and Mr Beast made videos asking their own fans to subscribe to PewDiePie’s channel as he was an individual while T-Series was a company that had a proper team working for their social media management.
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The support helped him gain more subscribers in the last four months of 2018 than it did in the entirety of 2017. Statistics site SocialBlade showed that PewDiePie’s channel gained more than 13 million subscribers between September and December whereas it took him the entire 2017 to get 7 million subscribers.
The statistics show an acceleration of 700 per cent along with the fact that the channel gained 6.62 million subscribers in just December last year.
PewDiePie gathered an outpour of support with his fans sticking up posters around asking people to subscribe to his channel and also tweeting constantly and turning the #SavePiewDiePie a trend.
— zAAA (@chivlr) December 17, 2018
Hey, Pewds. I got the screenshot right before it was taken down. Bask in the glory: pic.twitter.com/4DLYhqJiXD
— The Imaginary Axis- Tyler (@TylerAtTheAxis) December 17, 2018
Subscribe to Pewdiepie #pewdiepievstseries #pewdiepie
— ThugnuggetsJunior (@ThugnuggetsJ) January 17, 2019
Im doing my part. God dang it, T series just doesnt give up. Every single nine year old must act, the war continues! #pewdiepie pic.twitter.com/EDiUhyVGQn
— Ramón López (@Monch_21) January 16, 2019
#pewdiepie he needs more subscribers pic.twitter.com/GbPADuwOD8
— helppewds (@helppewds2) January 13, 2019
Just your daily reminder #Pewdiepie pic.twitter.com/97mTRYOvQn
— Benjamin Springate (@Benjami67616961) January 15, 2019
This message shouldn’t be allowed to exist. @pewdiepie #pewdiepie pic.twitter.com/88iZsAiCVV
— Tetricus 🌐 (@KingTetricus) January 15, 2019
@pewdiepie representing in Columbus, Ohio!!! #ohayocon2019 #pewdiepie pic.twitter.com/F289FWzJci
— Alex (@Alex_Crew218) January 12, 2019
Someone called the school I work at and asked the head secretary if she was subscribed to #Pewdiepie
— Ana Magdalena (@AnaMagdalena_13) January 14, 2019
This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
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