Fortnite Coaching: Parents Are Paying Upto $20/Hour To Train Kids

Judy Cobb
August 3, 2018

Parents have begun hiring Fortnite coaches for their children to help them get better so they don't get bullied in school.

Now, some parents are even shelling out for extracurricular lessons in the video game Fortnite, paying for online tutors to help their children perform to the best of their ability in the game's survivalist Battle Royale function - where 100 online players compete in a fight to the death, with only one victor.

There is also a burgeoning e-sports market related to the game as millions around the world have started tuning in on YouTube to watch other people play.

Fortnite tutors are apparently contactable on social media and contracting sites, with the article noting that one site has allegedly hired 1,400 tutors since March this year.

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Fortnite has become such a social phenomenon for people of all ages that even young kids are needing to get their status up on the game, as well as, prompt parents to pay for the coaches.

Ally Hicks told the publication she was anxious that her 10-year-old son wasn't winning in Fortnite so she spent around $50 for four hours of online lessons.

'There's pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it, ' said Hicks told the Wall Street Journal. "You can imagine what that was like for him at school". Until now, usually "adult hobbyists and older teenagers aspiring to go professional" sought the help of the coaches. While my own parents wouldn't have given a damn about that, it seems that some parents have taken the opposite approach, and are now paying for their children to receive Fortnite coaching.

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