New Zealand's highest paid gamer is paving the way for Kiwis who dream of travelling the world to play video games.

There's no such thing as bad publicity for professional Esports gamer Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai.

From being labelled a cheat to making headlines for flipping the bird at fans who called out his position during a match, Kaiwai has copped his fair share of criticism.

But it hasn't stopped the 23-year-old star sniper for Australian Esports team Renegades from making his statement as a professional gamer.

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In fact, it's what helped the Kiwi from Gisborne make his name on the

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