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Player Information
René Pinkera
Approx. Earnings 2016-2017:
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2016-10-18 — 2017-03-31
2017-03-31 — Present

René "Swapxy" Pinkera is a professional World of Warcraft player who is currently playing for Method Triforce.


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].




  • 2016 World of Warcraft Arena World Champion
  • 2015 World of Warcraft Arena World Champion
  • 2015 European Champion
  • First Place - Go4WoW EU Cup #11
  • First Place - Go4WoW EU Cup #4
  • Second Place - World of Warcraft Arena European Regional Championship (2016)
  • Second Place - EU Battle.net Invitational (2012)[10]


Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2017-08-26 A11st A2Major European Championship Finals 2017 Methodlogo std.png 4 : 3 WoWlogo std.png $50,000
2017-07-09 A11st A7Qualifier Europe - Arena Cup #4 Methodlogo std.png 3 : 2 WoWlogo std.png $3,000
2017-06-25 A11st A7Qualifier Europe - Arena Cup #3 Methodlogo std.png 3 : 2 Methodlogo std.png $3,000
2017-06-18 A33rd A7Qualifier Method EU Major Methodlogo std.png 0 : 3 WoWlogo std.png $1,200
2017-05-22 A55th A7Qualifier Europe - Arena Cup #2 Methodlogo std.png 2 : 3 WoWlogo std.png $0
2017-02-26 A33rd A8Undefined GCD EU Winter Tournament #2 WoWlogo std.png 2 : 3 NorthernGamingBlueLogo std.png $100
2016-11-05 A11st A1Premier Arena World Championship 2016 Splycelogo std.png 4 : 3 Methodlogo std.png $120,000
2016-10-02 A22nd A8Undefined European Regional Championship 2016 Splycelogo std.png $20,000
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  1. https://www.twitch.tv/swapxy
  2. Top Two Arena Teams to Represent Europe at Battle.net World Championship
  3. Wie ein Fußballstar
  4. World of Warcraft Arena Global Invitational Winner Crowned!
  5. European Championship 2015
  6. SK Gaming is the 2015 BlizzCon WoW Champions
  7. Splyce Announces World of Warcraft Team for Blizzcon 2016
  9. Method Signs BlizzCon Arena Champions
  10. Rene Marcel Philipp "Swapxy" Pinkera - World of WarCraft Player