PewDiePie has had the privilege of being the number one YouTuber for a number of years, but T-Series came out of nowhere to threaten his place on top, although he has claimed that he doesn’t “really care”: “I genuinely don’t. I think that if YouTube does shift in a way that’s more corporate… something else will take its place.”
However, he has certainly made the most of the fan interest in the situation,creating multiple videos on the topic and even releasing a diss track, oddly called ‘bitch lasagna’, to roast the Indian company.
PewDiePie’s own ‘YouTube Rewind’ gained over 34 million views in 6 days.
PewDiePie has questioned the legitimacy of T-Series subscriber count, as rumors suggested that every new YouTube account made in India was automatically subscribed to the channel. This was later disproved. During the battle for number one there has been plenty of drama, and we’ll update this article with more information as it progresses.