After battling it out for months in the race to become the first YouTube channel to gain 100 million subscribers, T-Series beat PewDiePie. The battle to become the most subscribed channel took some funny and sometimes extremely dark turns, but it’s now finally over.
On 30 May 2019, the Bollywood music YouTube channel, T-Series, hit the 100 million subscribers mark. The Indian-based YouTube channel thanked its subscribers for beating PewDiePie to become the first channel to reach 100 million subscribers and for “being part of [the] journey“.
Now it’s all over and T-Series is the world’s first YouTube channel to get 100 million subscribers.
World’s biggest YouTube Channel, T-Series has achieved another YouTube milestone by being the first one to cross an astonishing #100MillionSubscribers.
Thank you for being part of our journey. T-Series – Making India Proud. 🇮🇳@itsBhushanKumar #bharatwinsyoutube pic.twitter.com/s5Haz0bBT4
— TSeries (@TSeries) May 29, 2019
PewDiePie, who has faced major controversies in the battle to become the most subscribed YouTube channel, congratulated T-Series with a song, which you can listen to and watch below.
The battle to become the most subscribed channel saw PewDiePie fans show their dedication to the YouTuber by using any major event to prompt people to subscribe to his channel. Some of it was kind of entertaining, but many of the PewDiePie supporters took it way too far. For instance, a fan defaced a World War II memorial and “subscribe to PewDiePie” was mentioned by the New Zealand gunman who shot and killed over 50 people. Things got so heated in the battle for most subscribed YouTube channel that a petition was even started to ban PewDiePie from YouTube. After making diss tracks, which an Indian court banned, the YouTuber even took to his own channel to call for an end to the campaign, citing the instances mentioned above and more as reasons he didn’t want the campaign to continue.
Are you bummed PewDiePie didn’t beat T-Series to become the first YouTube channel to 100 million subscribers?