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Parents are paying for their kids to have Fortnite tutors

05 August, 2018, 13:27 | Author: Tara Roberts
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In the kids. The kids want to play it, the kids want to be good at it, the kids want to be the best MUM BUY ME LESSONS OTHERWISE I SHALL SCREECH. Parents would usually work hard to get their children to put down the controller, but a new report says some parents are actually hiring virtual tutors to help their child win the game.

According to WSJ, several parents across the world are heading towards online coaching marketplace that charge between $15 and $35 an hour for "Fortnite" lessons.

Speaking of gaming scholarships, it has been a real thing in 2018, and Ohio's Ashland University even include Fortnite as one of the games the students can use to get discount on the tuition fees.

According to those parents, some children are feeling pressure not just to play with their friends, but also succeed.

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'You can imagine what that was like for him at school'.

The trend has caught on in the United States as well, with father Nick Mennen paying a $20 hourly rate for his son to receive lessons. In June there were reportedly over 125 million players that have played Fortnite Battle Royale, allowing Epic Games to reach over $8 billion in value.

The article mentioned a few parents hired the coaches to help them get better at the game and be able to keep up with their children.

Sadly, it would seem that children don't always have the tactical nouse or fine-tuned reflexes of older Fortnite players, and some parents have become concerned that their progeny haven't been able to secure that elusive Victory Royale. "My dad would have never paid for me to take video game lessons". Fortnite coaching services have started popping up in contracting websites and in social media, with an estimated 1,400 Fortnite tutors hired since early March. Until now, usually "adult hobbyists and older teenagers aspiring to go professional" sought the help of the coaches.

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