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René Pinkera
Approx. Total Earnings:
201?-??-?? — 201?-??-??
2015-??-?? — 201?-??-??
2016-10-18 — 2017-03-31
2017-03-31 — 2018-05-04
2018-05-04 — 2020-06-25
2020-08-19 - 2020-10-17

René "Swapxy" Pinkera is a German professional World of Warcraft player who formerly played for Solari Gaming Blue, SK Gaming, Splyce, Method, and XSET Gaming. René was banned but was able to appeal and started competing again in 2022.


Swapxy began playing World of Warcraft a few weeks before the release of the Burning Crusade expansion. He competed in his first European Regional Championship in 2011[1], but did not reach the Arena World Championship.

Swapxy attended his first World Championship with Boetar and Blukstack in 2012, having placed second in the European Regional Championship under the team name I'm Just Being Honest[2]. The team did not quite reach the Semi Finals, finishing in fifth place[3].

In 2013, Swapxy competed with the same team, this time for Bleached Bones. The team reached the Arena World Championship[4], but again failed to reach the Semi Finals.

Swapxy continued to compete frequently with Boetar and in 2015, the two alongside Fabss and Joefernandes competed for SK Gaming on the Road to BlizzCon. The team won the European Regional Championship[5] and went on to win their first World Championship at BlizzCon[6].

In 2016, Swapxy, Boetar and Fabss decided to compete together again, sponsored by Splyce. The team placed second in the European Regional Championship, remaining undefeated until the Grand Final against Northern Gaming Blue[7]. At BlizzCon, the team won their second World Championship together[8]. They were the first team in history to achieve this.

On March 31st 2017, it was announced that Swapxy, Boetar and Fabss would be sponsored by Method during the 2017 season under the name Method Triforce[9].


Swapxy is one of only two people to have won the World Championship three times. The only other person to achieve this is his former teammate, Fabss.


Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2022-07-17 A33rd A1Premier AWC 2022 EU Finals CGN EsportsCGN Esports 0 : 3 KungarnaKungarna $25,000
2020-09-26 A22nd A1Premier AWC Spring 2020 - EU Finals XSET GamingXSET Gaming 1 : 4 Wildcard GamingWildcard Gaming $25,000
2020-09-13 A11st A2Tier 2 AWC Spring 2020 - EU Circuit XSET GamingXSET Gaming $40,000
2019-11-02 A11st A1Premier Arena World Championship 2019 Method BlackMethod Black 4 : 3 Wildcard GamingWildcard Gaming $132,000
2018-11-03 A33 - 4th A1Premier Arena World Championship 2018 Method BlackMethod Black 0 : 3 The Gosu CrewThe Gosu Crew $25,000
2018-07-15 A11st A2Tier 2 2018 Summer Finals Method BlackMethod Black 4 : 3 XRB to the moonXRB to the moon $50,000
2017-08-26 A11st A2Tier 2 European Championship Finals 2017 Method TriforceMethod Triforce 4 : 3 ABCABC $50,000
2016-11-05 A11st A1Premier Arena World Championship 2016 SplyceSplyce 4 : 3 Method NAMethod NA $120,000
2015-11-07 A11st A1Premier Arena World Championship 2015 SK GamingSK Gaming 3 : 2 Skill Capped EUSkill Capped EU $120,000
2015-10-04 A11st A2Tier 2 European Regional Championship 2015 Solari Gaming blueSolari Gaming blue 4 : 3 Solari Gaming redSolari Gaming red $50,000
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