Series finally becomes world’s number one channel on YouTube

PewDiePie vs T-Series

Though both T-Series and PewDiePie received support from many global celebrities and PewDiePie lost by a very close margin, the latter recently uploaded a congratulatory video where he accused T-series of selling pirated songs.

In an interview with BBC News, T-Series owner Bhushan Kumar said, "I am really not bothered about this race". PewDiePie had previously held the number one spot since 2013.

At the time of writing, T-Series (91,778,805) was leading PewDiePie (91,707,188) by almost 72,000 subscribers.

"If T-Series beats PewDiePie the private key will be deleted and your files gone forever!" the report said quoting the threat that appears on the ransomware.

With celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Salman Khan urging people to help increase the subscriber count on YouTube, the channel has finally won the battle. On March 31, PewDiePie released a music video entitled "Congratulations" mocking the Bollywood channel. The line "Yeah, you did it very nice, and all it took was a massive corporate entity with every song in Bollywood" should be enough to tell you that this song is not offering any real sort of congratulations.

The phrase "Subscribe to PewDiePie" became a meme when many creators started dropping it in their videos in August previous year.

In the past couple of months, PewDiePie's fans have been relentless in promoting his channels through various means - popular YouTubers buying billboards in their cities, hackers taking over printers, and making ransomware - to spread the "Subscribe to PewDiePie" message.

In another video commenting on the battle for subs, PewDiePie joked: "Who cares about sub count anyway?"

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