Why did PewDiePie lose to T-Series?

We all are aware of the famous YouTube subscribers war between PewDiePie and YouTube, and the controversies surrounding it. Let us have a look at some of the important factors and reasons, why the most loved and richest Youtuber on earth lose this war?

Before going deeper, a brief introduction to our readers of these YouTube channels and their background (Nah, not going to bore you, just a one liner)

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Who are they?

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg better known as PewDiePie is a Swedish YouTuber, comedian and gamer.

Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited, conducting business as T-Series, is a music record label and film production company in Indiaa founded by Gulshan Kumar in 1983.

T-Series official channel is having over 100 million subscribers, whereas PewDiePie is at 96 Million subscribers as of today. You can see the live subscribers count here.

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Who and How started the most famous YouTube war?

August 2018, PewDiePie posted a video named “this channel will overtake PewDiePie” in which he jokingly rallied his fans against T-Series

5 October 2018, PewDiePie—in collaboration with Party In Backyard—posted a diss track against T-Series, titled “Bitch Lasagna”. In the song, he dissed the company and accusing the company of using “sub bots” to gain false subscriptions.


A hacker under the pseudonym “HackerGiraffe” sent print jobs to around 50,000 vulnerable printers in November, and another hacker under the pseudonym “j3ws3r” did the same to around 80,000 printers in December. Messages were printed out saying “PewDiePie is in trouble and he needs your help to defeat T-Series!” and urging printer users to subscribe to PewDiePie, unsubscribe from T-Series, and fix their printer.

December 2018, one of the Wall Street Journal’s websites was hacked to display a message apologizing for articles accusing PewDiePie of anti-Semitism and to tell readers to subscribe to his channel. The hacker j3ws3r also took down T-Series’ website with a denial-of-service attack.

March 22, 2019, A user on the PewDiePie sub-reddit developed ransomware by the name PewCrypt that encrypted files on Microsoft Windows machines. The attacker claimed he would release an encryption key when PewDiePie hit the 100 million Subscriber milestone, however, the author claimed that if T-Series claims that goal first, the encryption tool would be deleted permanently.

Examples of Activism by the fans and supporters:

The first one to support PewDiePie in this online war was MrBeast, others such as Markiplier, Jacksepticeye and Logan Paul have made videos or tweets announcing their support for PewDiePie in the competition, often under the slogan, “Subscribe to PewDiePie”.

Example of Inhuman activities:

March 2019, the Brooklyn War Memorial was vandalized with graffiti saying, “Subscribe to PewDiePie”.

March 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings, the perpetrator said, “Remember lads, subscribe to PewDiePie,” as he livestreamed the shootings.

PewDiePie condemned both these actions. He had previously told his supporters not to do “anything illegal” in their activism.

Responses of PewDiePie diss track:

Most of the PewDiePie fans and supporters are making anti-Indian remarks and using racial slurs.

In response to PewDiePie’s “Bitch Lasagna” diss track, several Indian YouTubers responded with their own Hindi-language diss tracks against PewDiePie.

Tatva K released his diss track “Pew Ki Pie” in November 2018.

Asif Bantaye releasing his diss track “PENDUBHAI” in December 2018.

January 2019, CarryMinati, a PUBG player and one of India’s top ten YouTubers, released a diss track called “Bye PewDiePie”

Why did PewDiePie lose?

Obvious reasons

The primary reason is PewDiePie is a standalone creator, while he is the richest YouTuber out there and has lot of resources to make videos BUT, T-Series is one of the biggest Bollywood Music Company, and we all know the kind of resources, companies uses.

In any given day there are multiple video uploads in different languages targeting whole level of audiences all together for T-Series. An individual can’t match this level, even if he has a very big dedicated team along with dedicated resources.

Let’s talk about some of the highest views these channels got:

T-Series: The song “Guru Randhawa: Lahore (Official Video)” has an official count of 745 Million

PewDiePie: The song “bitch lasagna” has an official count of 183 Million, before it got removed after Court order.

On the same hand, PewDiePie has one of the most active community on YouTube. The YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind, the 2018 video edition of the annual YouTube recap, became the most-disliked video on the platform for the lack of coverage of the competition between PewDiePie and T-Series.

Some of the specific reasons:

If It was T-series vs PewDiePie no one would have cared that much, but the diss track was targeted to Indian audiences, and for obvious reasons, there were retaliations.

Some of the controversial lines from the famous track

“Your language sounds like it came from a mumble rap community”

“You got a fifth of the population in your nation
But I got nine-year-olds of worlds so hold your defecation (oops)”

India has a population of around 1.35 billion, and only 18% of the people access to high speed internet. Imagine if 25% or 50% people will have the access.

T-Series and it’s fans were called names, made fun of. But pushing all that back, T-Series won the war of crossing 100 million subscribers mark.

We congratulate T-Series of winning the race to the Most-subscribed Youtube channel.


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