PewDiePie is one of the most controversial YouTube stars, but despite being a one-man show (in front of the camera at least) he’s become the biggest YouTuber on the planet – and has been for five whole years.
He may have the most subscribers of any channel out there having just hit the 66 million mark, but there’s a very surprising contender who’s set to overthrow the king of YouTube.
T-Series, an Indian-based channel that posts Bollywood music videos daily, is set to beat Pewds in subscribers (though it’s important to remember T-Series is a company and not a singular YouTuber).
However, in a recent PDP video PewDiePie explained that fans have been contacting him to tell him there could be a reason for T-Series’ success…
Pewds fans are stating that if you create a YouTube account in India your account will be created already following T-Series, which could explain the channel’s growth.
PewDiePie has asked subscribers in India to send proof of this happening to make sure it’s true, but if it is then YouTube will have a lot of explaining to do!
Watch this space…
Although you might not be familiar with T-Series, it currently stands at close to 63 million subscribers and holds the title for the most-subscribed Asian YouTube channel and the most-subscribed non-English channel.
In a 2013 expose on his success by The Game Theorists, MatPat speculated on the idea that Pewds could hit so many worldwide demographics thanks to his heritage, fiancé, place of residence and more – making him a prime candidate for a fanbase in the multi-millions.
Guess that’s no longer just a theory, MatPat – it’s a debunked theory – or so says Pewds himself in one of his most recent videos.
According to stats on SocialBlade, it’s likely that PewDiePie will be out-subbed by T-Series within the next few weeks or so. After holding onto his crown for nearly half a decade, taking us all the way from Amnesia to Meme Review, it seems like it might finally be time for Felix to move onto greener pastures.