Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Parents paying $20-per-hour ‘Fortnite’ tutors to train their kids

Parents paying $20-per-hour ‘Fortnite’ tutors to train their kids

The tutor provided the kid with four hours of Fortnite lessons, in exchange for $50. One website called Gamersensei has hundreds of available coaches for all sorts of video games, but right now Fortnite is their hottest product. In an article from The Wall Street Journal, Fortnite coaches work similarly to academic tutors - helping children in a subject they might struggle with. The Wall Street Journal spoke to parents that are anxious that their children are being exorcised from social life because of they can barely last a minute of gameplay without getting shot from behind.

In our previous coverage in April, you won't believe how much eSports players are earning, so you can understand the parents' hopeful investments.

And even professional athletes, from new Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield to Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, have enlisted time and money into building their careers on "Fortnite".

"There's pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it".

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

Parents, meanwhile, should not only be concerned on whether or not their children are good at Fortnite but also on the security of the platform where they are playing the game. "My dad would have never paid for me to take video game lessons", he said.

These coaches can also be found on social media or through contracting sites; one such site Bidvine claims to have hired out more than 1,400 tutors since March.

Unfortunately, this whole tutoring thing means it's going to be even harder for me to get Victory Royales going forward! He hired his two sons, 10 and 12-years-old, a Fortnite coach in June and said he will continue to do so as long as the kids keep up their grades.

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