New Delhi: Renowned YouTuber MrBeast has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging none other than T-Series to a high-stakes showdown in the realm of subscribers. MrBeast, known for his audacious and philanthropic YouTube endeavors, took to the microblogging platform X to make his intentions clear: “I’m doing this for PewDiePie.” With subscribers numbering among the highest in the digital sphere, MrBeast has embarked on a quest to clinch the title of the world’s most subscribed YouTuber, a title currently held by T-Series.
T-Series, the Indian music and film production company, boasts an impressive 247 million subscribers, while MrBeast commands a substantial 173 million. This rivalry harkens back to the dramatic days when another YouTube titan, PewDiePie, faced off against T-Series in a battle for the throne of YouTube subscriptions. The rivalry initially ignited in 2018 when T-Series’ subscriber count began to inch tantalizingly close to PewDiePie’s.
The Epitome of YouTube Showdowns:
MrBeast’s audacious challenge to T-Series evokes memories of the PewDiePie-T-Series showdown that captivated online audiences. During that intense era, PewDiePie rallied support from a constellation of YouTube luminaries, including Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, MrBeast himself, and Logan Paul. Ultimately, T-Series emerged victorious, clinching the crown of the most-subscribed YouTube channel.
In a creative bid to bolster PewDiePie’s standing, MrBeast famously orchestrated billboard campaigns and radio advertisements across North Carolina, urging individuals to subscribe to PewDiePie. His devotion extended to an extraordinary video where he uttered “PewDiePie” a staggering 100,000 times in a remarkable 12-hour stretch. Beyond the digital realm, MrBeast and his associates made a splash at Super Bowl LIII, donning distinctive “Sub 2 PewDiePie” t-shirts to further amplify the cause.
A Trail of Unconventional Support:
The fervor of support for PewDiePie reached astonishing heights in 2019, manifested through marches and airborne declarations. An enthusiastic parade materialized in Tallinn, Estonia, underscoring the global reach of the movement. One remarkable incident involved a plane brandishing a banner with the emblematic “Subscribe to PewDiePie” slogan soaring over the New York City skyline. This spectacle, witnessed by over 21,000 viewers during PewDiePie’s live stream, was financed through a crowdfunding initiative within PewDiePie’s fervent fanbase, ringing in at a noteworthy cost of over $4,500.
As MrBeast sets his sights on dethroning the T-Series and ascending to the pinnacle of YouTube subscribership, echoes of the PewDiePie-T-Series rivalry continue to reverberate, a testament to the power of digital engagement and the impassioned support that YouTube creators can inspire.