Gratisfaction: "Still feels like I'm dreaming"

We sat down with Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai in the aftermath of Renegades making the playoffs at IEM Katowice and talked to the AWPer about his transition from Grayhound, playing Astralis, and the historic success.

The sniper from New Zealand made the switch from dominant local side Grayhound to North America-based Renegades in October, and has already propelled the squad to new heights, helping them reach a top-eight placing at his first Major.

Fitting into Renegades was pretty easy for Gratisfaction

In our interview, Gratisfaction revealed that playing Astralis at this event was "probably his favorite game played", that he didn't feel comfortable after "jinxing" his team in the match against Vitality, and also touched on living in Poland for a prolonged period of time.

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New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
609
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
ok this is epic
2019-02-25 13:57
dont trust that moustache
2019-02-25 13:57
#15
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North America codered433 
Don’t trust the Stache
2019-02-25 13:59
+1
2019-02-25 15:44
#16
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Other Fookin_Legend 
WP satisfaction.
2019-02-25 14:00
#50
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Sweden Unluko 
Wtf i thought I got #1
2019-02-25 15:08
#68
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Nepal DiaZ1199 
Too EZ for the stache. Crank it up
2019-02-25 15:55
#2
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Finland sevekoo 
Dreams
2019-02-25 13:57
Whyyyyyy :( 😓😥 P. S. Why not first again? 🤔
2019-02-25 13:58
Why does it matter, not like you're saying anything of substance
2019-02-25 14:01
#49
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
its a well known fact that u unlock a secret hltv achievement when u're first..
2019-02-25 15:06
GRATISSSSSFACTION
2019-02-25 13:57
Harry Potta
2019-02-25 13:58
#95
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Australia CaZeR01 
No thats liazz
2019-02-25 21:49
#98
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Norway VemundM 
Lurd Welderdot
2019-02-26 01:17
#7
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United States YankeeM 
KAIWAI
2019-02-25 13:58
fuck can someone please beat him up
2019-02-25 13:58
Huh?
2019-02-25 15:22
We can beat you up tho
2019-02-25 15:50
+1
2019-02-25 16:05
+2
2019-02-25 16:22
#76
Katie | 
Israel uffiez 
+1 good for rng making it this far but this guy is a dumbass
2019-02-25 16:26
#77
flusha | 
United States k3ar 
How?
2019-02-25 16:29
#78
Katie | 
Israel uffiez 
arrogant and has terrible facial hair
2019-02-25 16:32
How is he arrogant? I think it’s the opposite if he says he’s dreaming, he’s literally saying “the fact that we made it this far is unrealistic”
2019-02-25 17:24
#85
Katie | 
Israel uffiez 
did you watch the interview?
2019-02-25 18:17
#83
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Australia SteveAnoos 
2019-02-25 18:14
#84
Katie | 
Israel uffiez 
why would i care about something so pointless
2019-02-25 18:16
#86
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Australia SteveAnoos 
Because Gratisfaction destroyed the best your scene has to offer LUL
2019-02-25 18:17
#87
Katie | 
Israel uffiez 
why would i care about something so pointless
2019-02-25 18:18
#88
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Australia SteveAnoos 
Oops, I'm talking to a bot...
2019-02-25 18:18
#89
Katie | 
Israel uffiez 
+1
2019-02-25 18:18
#97
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World ZMDR 
Hes humble and beautiful unlike you
2019-02-25 22:47
#101
Katie | 
Israel uffiez 
flair checks out
2019-02-26 04:11
#104
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World ZMDR 
learn to respect your own kind
2019-02-26 09:14
#105
Katie | 
Israel uffiez 
who?
2019-02-26 12:26
#110
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World ZMDR 
you
2019-02-27 00:41
#111
Katie | 
Israel uffiez 
please do me a huge favour and leave me alone forever
2019-02-27 05:37
#112
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World ZMDR 
no
2019-02-27 13:48
#9
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Finland perkelemeister 
GODISFACTION GRATATA
2019-02-25 13:58
2 FACED
2019-02-25 13:58
#11
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Poland mamba99999 
the mustache...
2019-02-25 13:58
#54
f0rest | 
Albania SayS 
XD :D
2019-02-25 15:19
ez4rng
2019-02-25 13:59
Gratata is a good person, his dreams come true. GL!
2019-02-25 13:59
#14
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France J0riS 
That mustache tho HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2019-02-25 13:59
Why do you care about his looks so much
2019-02-25 14:01
#29
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France J0riS 
I don't it's just his mustache looks funny
2019-02-25 14:04
It looks Gucci
2019-02-25 15:51
because it's weird
2019-02-25 14:04
Same
2019-02-25 14:00
#18
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Poland Hell2k 
ez match vs m16r
2019-02-25 14:01
what a lad
2019-02-25 14:01
#22
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Finland niklaSjj 
Grat <3
2019-02-25 14:01
#23
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
wake up then lmao
2019-02-25 14:01
nice whiskers he got there
2019-02-25 14:02
#25
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Russia Dead_lnside 
god
2019-02-25 14:02
Pls shave or just get a normal mustache like cmonBruh why are you kiwis so weird?
2019-02-25 14:03
When you want a mustache but have no hair on the middle of your lips, i know the feeling.
2019-02-25 14:12
Feels and loook so wierd
2019-02-25 14:13
#94
New Zealand Ajgi 
Hahaha I'm afraid that mustache is not a Kiwi thing, I've seen more Aussies with that shit on their face
2019-02-25 21:43
Nice playrr
2019-02-25 14:04
the dream is over. ez mibr
2019-02-25 14:05
well, top 8 is their hugest achievement so they would not care losing that much
2019-02-25 14:12
#38
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Brazil Far0finha2 
Renegades actually have a pretty good chance to win, it'll be a tough game Anyway, gl for both teams
2019-02-25 14:12
MIBR LUL 16-3
2019-02-25 16:02
#33
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Panama cyain2029 
Ez for Sean "Gratisfaction" Kawaii
2019-02-25 14:08
The boys achieved a lot more than expected, good on em.
2019-02-25 14:08
Gratata? Means gratidaddy?
2019-02-25 14:12
#40
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Hungary StraYzie 
Sean "Gratisfaction" Kawaii
2019-02-25 14:17
Congratulations!
2019-02-25 14:22
#42
Boo | 
France mbl4 
Professeur is really good looking No homo
2019-02-25 14:28
Thank
2019-02-25 15:54
that stache just screams serial killer / pedo sorry Grato
2019-02-25 14:30
I could see why you would be feeling that way towards someone with a mustache :D
2019-02-27 15:06
#44
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Indonesia Exodd 
Being on top of your game & successful must be great. I wish someday I can feel what he feels
2019-02-25 14:35
GRATATATATATATATA
2019-02-25 14:39
#46
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India Shubhamss007 
Bye bye Astralis, if renegades prepare well for other Maps, they might win against Astralis, But Liquid will Be Hard To Beat!
2019-02-25 14:46
#47
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Denmark VladisfactioN 
Gratatatatatatatatata my man!
2019-02-25 14:51
kim katafoda-se e brabo !
2019-02-25 15:06
#51
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Canada rdss 
very proud for renegades and avangar
2019-02-25 15:14
+1
2019-02-26 23:08
#52
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China serdim 
GG WP FOR RENEGADES
2019-02-25 15:15
#53
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CIS Venom1783 
Usiki - propusk v trusiki Mustasch - knickers card
2019-02-25 15:15
#58
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Korea MadnessUsage 
Suka, 9 hotel eto napisat' Fuck, I wanted to write it
2019-02-25 15:37
#59
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Korea MadnessUsage 
Final Renegods vs Natus Won this majorsere
2019-02-25 15:38
#60
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Portugal Ponsas 
expected
2019-02-25 15:42
#63
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World spaaace 
i wonder if he asked for the interview by saying "i mustache you a few questions"
2019-02-25 15:47
#82
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Australia JingleBells 
XD
2019-02-25 17:56
wp lad
2019-02-25 15:51
#72
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
He's gonna wake up when they get destroyed by MIBR in a couple days
2019-02-25 16:09
#74
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Norway PeteZz 
Kiwis<3
2019-02-25 16:22
<3
2019-02-26 05:14
nice i'view
2019-02-25 16:23
played with him on faceit yesterday great lad
2019-02-25 17:14
Best beard in the business
2019-02-25 19:34
Gratisfaction god!
2019-02-25 20:30
what a nice guy
2019-02-25 21:05
i cant believe he runs around with this mustache like wtf. when he goes shopping groceries for example, how can he handle this.
2019-02-25 21:06
team butler 24/7
2019-02-26 03:38
#99
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
jkaem the k1ng
2019-02-26 03:36
GRATATATATATATATTATATATATATA
2019-02-26 05:14
#106
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Czech Republic Limacool 
He looks like Styko wanted to play on this major so he took fake moustache and glasses :D But really, they look so simillar
2019-02-26 13:52
Gg
2019-02-26 13:57
#108
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China Sin0aur0raS 
Gratis looks a bit like Coldzera somewhere ?
2019-02-26 16:23
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