"No video today, just to give tseries a feeling of hope," the embattled Swedish vlogger tweeted on Sunday.
YouTuber Leon Lush was rubbing his hands in anticipation of something mean about to happen:"Then we strike at midnight while they are resting on their laurels".
Some fanboys were apparently more concerned about PewDiePie's YouTube supremacy.
Be careful, remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? Don’t be the hare Pewds. You’re living life on the edge right now.— Rowan Neill (@Rowan8Neill) 9 февраля 2019 г.
And there also was a desperate call for another internet celebrity, billionaire Elon Musk, to throw his weight behind the YouTuber.
Elon buy t series and delete it— KnockOut49 (@knockout49_) 9 февраля 2019 г.
Pewds, as fans tenderly call him, is the world's most-subscribed YouTuber, who has built up a 84.8-million strong following with Let's Play reviews and, as years went by, more diverse entertaining content, such as comedic videos and bizarre challenges.
However, a powerful rival has emerged in a distant part of the world — namely, the Indian record label T-Series. The subscriber gap between the two channels has been narrowing rapidly and stands at some 20,000 subscribers as of the time of the writing.
PewDiePie's acolytes have been doing their best to help their hero retain the crown, but the eventual defeat seems inevitable, doesn't it?