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The Truth About PewDiePie And MrBeast's Relationship

PewDiePie is the most-subscribed individual user on YouTube. That's a considerable achievement, and he's been able to accomplish this goal thanks to the help of the following he has built up over his decade-long tenure on the platform. He's also had the assistance of fans determined to see him crowned the king of YouTube, some of whom, it turns out, had a bit of money to burn.

We're talking about MrBeast's viral campaign to best the Bollywood music channel T-Series, which threatened to unseat PewDiePie as the most subscribed-to channel on YouTube. But their interactions go beyond just this meme-inspiring movement. Here's the truth about PewDiePie and MrBeast's relationship.

MrBeast thinks Pewds is the best

Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson has been a PewDiePie fan for years. His YouTube channel hosts countless videos about the streamer, including some older, documentary style videos like "The History Of Pewdiepie In 2 Minutes" and "How Much Money Does PewDiePie Make?????" These videos were made in the era when "YouTuber" wasn't yet recognized as a legitimate career and PewDiePie was something of an enigma to mainstream news: who was this screaming Swedish dude making millions playing video games? 

Today, it's clear MrBeast admired PewDiePie for what he did with those millions. In more recent (and more successful) videos like "Donating $10000 To Pewdiepie" MrBeast points out that PewDiePie has given a lot to charity over the years, and wants to do what he can to help in that goal. What's more, MrBeast thinks PewDiePie deserves his subscribers because of the work he puts into his channel. The reason MrBeast believes PewDiePie is fit to be king of YouTube is because he provides his viewers with original, inventive content. It's clear he's a big fan of those meme reviews.

PewDiePie vs T-Series

MrBeast took it upon himself to become PewDiePie's number one hype man when the Bollywood music channel T-Series threatened to unseat the king of YouTube from his throne. Sure, it was a popular meme at the time and the videos MrBeast made about the rivalry certainly gained him a couple million views, but MrBeast wasn't in it only for the popularity. He sincerely wanted PewDiePie to keep his crown and those 99 million+ subscribers.

And thus MrBeast kicked off a viral campaign, asking everyone and anyone to subscribe to PewDiePie. It started with the video "I Bought Every Billboard In My City For This." True to the title, MrBeast and his buddies toured his hometown and showed off dozens upon dozens of ads asking people to subscribe to PewDiePie and hate on T-Series. He went on local radio, television, and into stores proclaiming PewDiePie's superiority. He followed this up with the videos "Saying Pewdiepie 100,000 Times," "Donating $10000 to Pewdiepie," and "I Advertised Pewdiepie at the Super Bowl."

YouTuber friends to the end

These days, MrBeast's videos garner millions of views. Naturally, PewDiePie took notice of the fact he had a powerful ally in his corner during his fight with T-Series. "God bless you MrBeast," he said in one video. "MrBeast you saved my life." He recognized MrBeast's impact, which took him up to nearly 68 million subscribers, and clapped in utter delight. 

Now the two have a back and forth banter, both successful YouTubers in their own right. MrBeast went from being just a fan, to a friend who is regularly mentioned in PewDiePie videos like "Mr Beasts hosts Meme Review? (he maybe does)" and "Mr Beasts plants 20'000'000 TREES." PewDiePie even publicly roasted (good-naturedly, of course) MrBeast on Twitter for not subscribing to the r/PewdiepieSubmissions subreddit. In MrBeast's defense, he just wasn't logged in at the time. Of course he subscribes. He's a big fan and friend of PewDiePie , after all.