The Battle of the YouTube giants – PewDiePie vs. T-Series

The Battle of the YouTube giants - PewDiePie vs. T-Series
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Anyone who uses YouTube is likely to know PewDiePie. Anyone who heard or watched any Indian music, will be aware of T-Series. PewDiePie is the most subscribed YouTuber as of today with over 70 million subscribers. He also held the title for being the most viewed YouTube Channel but was dethroned on February 2017. And that’s when the war began….

PewDiePie began his channel in 2010 and gained traction in 2012. Since, December 2013 up until now he has been the most subscribed YouTuber, despite being an individual and not a Company. He lost his title of being the most watched YouTube channel just last year around the same time Jio picked up. Thanks to our numbers and the popularity of Bollywood, T-Series is now holding the title of being the most-watched YouTube channel for over a year.

This set the stage for a lot of light-hearted drama from both sides. PewDiePie came up with a hilarious Diss Track, targeting T-Series for usurping him from his coveted position. He realized India was a good market filled with young English speakers, the exact demographic he appeals to and came up with a video calling out and mocking Indian online predators. Following this, he came up with a video titled “You India, You Lose” where he reviewed snippets from Indian Soaps.

PewDiePie V/S Ekta Kapoor

Ekta Kapoor wasn’t a sport about her serials being ridiculed on a Global platform by a “Firangi” and responded with angry tweets. Little does she know, her shows are like a laughing matter and the butt of many jokes within the country itself. Many people called her out for her mean tweets. Indian subscribers of PewDiePie even defended him and justified his blithe mockery. For the first time, rather than trolling and being touchy keyboard warriors, we Indians showed immense maturity on our part and laughed along the world.