r/place 2023: Who is winning the Reddit pixel wars?

Emre Çitak
Jul 21, 2023
Updated • Jul 24, 2023

It's only been a few hours since the Reddit pixel wars started and we've already seen a lot of drama unfold on the canvas of the entire internet, r/place.

From criticism of Reddit CEO Spez to references to Putin over the Ukraine war, many of the issues that the internet has been discussing for a long time have started to find their place on this canvas as works of art.

Note: This post is for the first day of Reddit pixel wars. You can access the Day 4 rankings of the Reddit pixel battle using this link.

Of course, it will change over time, but which countries are leading the Reddit pixel wars with their flags? Let's take a closer look at the canvas of the entire internet.

Who is winning the Reddit pixel wars
What's the latest on the Internet's canvas?

Who is winning the Reddit pixel wars?

Unfortunately, Reddit does not give any real statistics about the artists of this canvas, but it would not be wrong to draw a conclusion by comparing the size of the flags drawn by countries to the entire canvas.

For reference, we divided the entire canvas into dimensions of 780 x 780. And this gives us a total area of 608,400 pixels.

Here are the top countries leading the Reddit pixel wars at the time of writing:

  1. France: 74,800 pixels – 12.3%
  2. Germany: 46,800 pixels – 7.7%
  3. Netherlands: 31,200 pixels – 5.1%
  4. Ukraine: 26,400 pixels – 4.3%
  5. Portugal: 23,125 pixels – 3.8%
  6. Turkey: 18,000 pixels – 3%
  7. Brazil: 15,300 pixels – 2.5%
  8. India: 15,200 pixels – 2.5%
  9. Norway: 11,900 pixels – 1.9%
  10. Sweden: 8,800 pixels – 1.4%
  11. USA: 8,700 pixels – 1.4%
  12. Finland: 7,700 pixels – 1.2%
  13. United Kingdom: 6,900 pixels– 1.1%
  14. Poland: 6,000 pixels – 1%
  15. Mexico: 4,800 pixels – 0.8%
  16. Denmark: 4,500 pixels – 0.7%
  17. Czech Republic: 3,250 pixels – 0.5%
  18. Canada: 1,000 pixels – 0.2%
  19. Switzerland: 750 pixels – 0.1%
  20. Hungary: 675 pixels – 0.1%

Note: These statistics change every second. Countries' pixel area is rounded to the nearest value while being calculated and flags that have less than 0.1% of the entire canvas are excluded from the ranking.

Who is winning the Reddit pixel wars
France is once again leading the r/place, Reddit pixel wars

How to play pixel war on Reddit

Whether you want to support your country or take part in creative art projects, r/place is like a great art exhibition where everyone on the internet gathers.

Here are the steps on how to participate in Reddit pixel wars:

  1. Create a Reddit account
  2. Go to the r/place subreddit
  3. Click on the "Place a Pixel" button
  4. Choose a color from the palette
  5. Click on the spot where you want to place your pixel
  6. Wait 5 minutes before placing another pixel

There are no rules when it comes to Reddit pixel wars. You can create whatever you want, wherever you want. But you are not John Wick so join a community or team. This will help you to coordinate your efforts and to create something larger than you could on your own.

Who won last year's Reddit pixel wars?

France won last year's Reddit Pixel Wars.

The French flag was the most-placed pixel art on the canvas, with over 185,000 pixels placed. Germany came in second place, with over 161,000 pixels placed. The United States came in third place, with over 114,000 pixels placed.


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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between name.com domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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