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

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

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

We're pretty sure Psyonix didn't envision its game being used to get kids into college, but it's a happy accident. As per the latest report, parents are ready to spend anywhere between $10 (roughly Rs. 700) to $20 (roughly Rs. 1,400) per hour so that their children can level up and become better Fortnite players.

While you'd think that playing video games would isolate children from the outside world, many parents are actually hiring tutors to help their child's social life.

For example, Ally Hicks pays $50 for a four-hour session to train her son to play the game. "Fortnite" is becoming a "social proving ground" for kids, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Although "Fortnite" is free to participate in, it's racked up huge profits through the sale of player advantages, such as gliders and pickaxes.

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Fortnite fans are going the extra distance to win battles and prove they are in the top of their class.

On the opposite side, if your child becomes a stud who racks up 10 kill games constantly and can win lots of games, then they'll become more popular in the group.

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

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Some of the parents interviewed by WSJ said they hoped their children would turn their video game hobby into a future career or use it to get scholarships.

Some parents claim they simply don't want their kids losing matches, others are taking lessons for themselves so they aren't so embarrassed when they play the game, and some are even taking lessons alongside their kids as a bonding experience.

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

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