Parents hire Fortnite 'coaches' to stop kids being bullied at school

Parents hire Fortnite 'coaches' to stop kids being bullied at school

According to the Wall Street Journal's Sarah Needleman, parents are shelling out an average of around 10 to 20 dollars an hour for these tutors to come and teach their kids how to become better Battle Royale competitors.

Coaches charge as much as $35 an hour. The team or player that survives until the end wins the match.

And while some parents are anxious about their kid's gaming addiction, others are now splashing out on private coaches to help their child excel at the popular 'Fortnite: Battle Royale'.

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One parent in the article, Nick Mennen, is thinking long term, hoping the lessons he pays for his 12-year-old son will help he get a college video game scholarship. "The other dads I play with congratulated me". However, the lessons that he has received has now allowed him to "throw down 10 to 20 wins" fairly easily.

The new trend has even surprised some of the coaches with one 18-year-old professional player calling the situation "odd" considering game tutoring typically only used to be for those keen to go pro. Websites like Gamer Sensei and Bidvine that provide gaming coaches claim that more than 1,400 "Fortnite" coaches have been hired since March this year.

One parent told the Wall Street Journal that "there's pressure not just to play it but to be really good at it". 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.

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