Pewdiepie’s reign as the biggest YouTube channel may soon be over and his fans don’t seem happy about it.
Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg has held the YouTube crown for so long that it’s almost unthinkable to imagine another channel surpassing his enormous 66 million subscriber count.
But the infamous Swedish comedian is currently gearing up for what he sees as the inevitable moment that he will no longer be the biggest channel on YouTube.
Since September 1st, YouTube channel FlareTV has been streaming the slowest coup of all time.
A ticker steadily tracks the side-by-side subscriber counts of channels T-Series and Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg.
Presumably, it will continue until T-Series, a music production company based in India, finally overtakes Kjellberg as the biggest channel on YouTube.
Kjellberg has held the title since 2013. Today, he has more than 66 million subscribers.
That’s an impressive feat by any metric, but especially for someone who’s been steeped in as many controversies as Kjellberg has over the years.
But the process of T-Series’ inevitable growth is not exactly riveting stuff.
The PewDiePie personality Kjellberg has constructed is his channel; T-Series is just a company.
Well, a company that has 62 million subscribers and counting.
Here’s hoping the people dutifully watching the stream remember to take a break or two before then.