Fans Stage ‘Subscribe To PewDiePie’ 5-Man Sign Wave At Superbowl LIII
Cameras caught five members of top YouTuber PewDiePie’s 9-Year-Old Army encouraging Americans to subscribe on YouTube with t-shirt signs at Superbowl LIII.
In the first half of the Superbowl, cameras spotted five fans of YouTuber PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, encouraging viewers to subscribe to the YouTube giant to prevent the YouTube channel of Indian mega-corporation T-Series from surpassing him in subscribers.
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Fellow YouTube creator Mr Beast, real name Jimmy Donaldson, previously told fans to make sure to watch tonight’s Superbowl, leading some to believe there may be a pro-PewDiePie advertisement some time within the program.
However, as such an ad would cost $35 million to run nationally, MrBeast confirmed on Twitter that this was his scheme all along.
MrBeast revealed that he purchased tickets for seats that would almost certainly require the cameras to spend a significant amount of time showing the sign.
We bought seats right behind the field goal, every kick on the end zone with rams paint will have our sub 2 Pewdiepie shirts.
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) February 4, 2019
After seeing a Twitter user declare that he felt the urge to subscribe to PewDiePie in response to ESPN’s accidental endorsement of PewDiePie, MrBeast declared victory.
Last year PewDiePie found another unlikely ally in radio and TV host Alex Jones of Infowars, who demanded all InfoWarriors immediately subscribe to PewDiePie and help defeat the “tyrannical T-Series.”
YouTube superstar PewDiePie has been in a tight competition for YouTube subscribers with the Indian video corporation T-Series for weeks, creating a series of videos and songs and inspiring a guerilla movement among his fans to spread the word and encourage others to subscribe to the independent content creator.
On Tuesday morning, Alex Jones took to his Instagram account to instruct his followers to immediately subscribe to PewDiePie to prove a point to YouTube.
“Everyone must subscribe to PewDiePie in his war against the tyrannical T-Series right now,” Jones said in the short video, “He’s the next target.”