Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Parents paying tutors to teach their kids Fortnite

Parents paying tutors to teach their kids Fortnite

"Fortnite" is a popular Battle Royale game from Epic Games, and may be played on numerous platforms, including iPhone, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. That's where the money is, ain't it?

Epic games introduced the game previous year and Fortnite: Battle Royal seems turned out to be the best mode of the game.

Other parents said they had hired the coaches for themselves so they can engage with their kids who are obsessed with the game.

Parents have begun hiring Fortnite coaches for their children to help them get better so they don't get bullied in school. In exchange for $50, the tutor provided him with four hours of Fortnite lessons.

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According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, until recently, people who were taking help and attending classes to advance their Fortnite-playing skills were only adult hobbyists and teenagers who wished to be pro gamers.

Now, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, parents are spending from $10 Dollars to $50 USD per hour on Fortnite coaches so their kids can become better Fortnite players.

And now, some players are profiting off of parents. "I want them to excel at what they enjoy", explained dad Euan Robertson, who's paying for lessons for his two sons. "Now he'll throw down 10 to 20 wins", Mennen said. The reasoning goes that being good at the game has a positive impact on his social standing: "There's pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it", she told the American paper.

Amid the popularity of the game Fortnite: Battle Royale started appearing eSports coaches offering their services to teach children the finer points of the gameplay. When you think of hiring a tutor, the first thing that probably comes to mind is going to school school and getting an education. One coach, an 18-year-old professional player from Utah, finds the situation odd.

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