Parents are getting 'Fortnite' coaches for their kids
04 August, 2018, 06:38 | Author: Patty Hardy
It's no secret that kids are under a lot of academic pressure these days, and private tuition is often seen by parents as a great way to increase their children's chances of success.
The reason is a new insane trend where parents are hiring Fortnite coaches for up to $20 per hour to train their kids so that they can beat other players in the free-to-play battle royal game.
'You can imagine what that was like for him at school'.
While video games might not seem like the sort of endeavour parents would want their children spending more time on, there seems to be two main reasons why parents are investing in their children's gaming ability.
Dale Federighi, from California, signed up for lessons so he could play alongside his 6- and 11-year-old children, even though they shunned the idea of coaching themselves.
"There's pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it", said one mother who recently paid for her 10-year-old to receive private lessons in the free-to-play shooter game so he could keep up with other kids at school. "My dad would have never paid for me to take videogame lessons". Over three thousand people attended E3's Fortnite Pro-Am event, where the grand prize was three million dollars that would be divided among the winning team's charities of choice.
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