PewDiePie beats T-series to become most popular YouTube channel

Stats show a 700% increase in subscribers in two months

Tech Desk January 18, 2019
YouTube's most watched blogger PewDiePie: "I said the worst word I could possibly think of and it just sort of slipped out" PHOTO: AFP

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.

This article originally appeared on Business Insider.


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