PewDiePie & T-series Battle! YouTuber Felix Kjellberg Raises Over Rs. 1.3 Crores for Indian NGO CRY in a Day
PewDiePie & T-series Battle (Photo Credits: @pewdiepie/ Twitter/YouTube Screengrab)

Felix Kjellberg, popular YouTuber known as PewDiePie, for the past five years straight has retained the top position in YouTube as the most subscribed channel. But the Swedish vlogger is locked in battle with the Indian channel T-Series to retain his status. Both currently have about 73 million subscribers and the online tracking tool Social Blade is updating the gap between the two every second. This fight has angered the fans across. An ardent PewDiePie follower hacked into 50,000 printers worldwide to spread the world about Kjellberg’s channel and race to keep him at the top. Besides, many fans have surfaced the social media platforms with a lot of hateful remarks about the Indians, and this has not gone down well with him. Highest-Paid YouTubers for 2018: 7-Year-Old Ryan Tops the Forbes List Among Others. 

Twisting it, only for better, the Swedish vlogger initiated to raise funds for the underprivileged children. Announcing about the same, Kjellberg wrote, “I’m getting more attention now than I’ll probably ever get,” PewDiePie says in his video. “So why not just take that fact and redirect it to something more positive, and show that this fanbase can do something positive as well, because I know we can. No more ‘f**k India.’ Instead, let’s help India.”

PewDiePie's GoFundMe campaign! 

His fans supported him devotionally. PewDiePie started a GoFundMe campaign for popular non-governmental organisation, Child Rights and You (CRY) on December 4.

In a day, the platform has raised more than Rs. 1.3 crores. On receiving the massive amount, CRY took to Twitter and thanked the YouTuber. They wrote, “There’s no such thing as other people’s children. People from around the world acted on that belief today. Reaching deep into their hearts to donate over 150000 pounds to help Indian children realise their dreams. So humbled and overjoyed. Thank you @pewdiepie.” Fight for Most Popular YouTube Channel Intensifies as YouTuber MrBeast Joins PewDiePie For Support. 

Kjellberg too shared his happiness on the successful fundraiser. He tweeted, “We raised $239’000 in just a day for @CRYINDIA This will make a big positive impact for children in India! So proud of this community!”

PewDiePie began his YouTube channel in 2010. He is one of the many YouTubers who has earned their fanbase over a long period of time with minimal resources. He expanded his output by including comedic video blogs, music, animation or a combination of various formats, styles and genres. T-Series, on the other hand, is an Indian company which posts Bollywood trailers and songs and have recently got an insane number of followers on their channel. Updating about the battle, PewDiePie is currently on the lead with about 500,000 subscribers.