Parents hiring coaches to help their kids get better at playing Fortnite

Game enthusiasts and industry personnel visit the 'Fortnite' exhibit during the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Some of those parents are hoping that their kids will turn their hobbies into lucrative e-sports careers, a college scholarship - or, at least, a slice of "Fortnite" developer Epic Games' $US100 million competitive prize pool. That's where the money is, ain't it? That's right, mom and dad are now paying for their kids to win video games (and not to learn math or history).

For some, it's to help their child become more successful at the game, feeling that if they play better, they can connect with other young people who play the game well and it will have social benefits.

A Wall Street Journal report says that several parents are shelling out money to pay private Fortnite: Battle Royale coaches to help children excel at the video game.

This unique report comes from The Wall Street Journal where they had a chance to interview many parents who are paying for Fortnite tutors. Some parents get all judgey and share those memes that remind us of how much we all played outside as a kid.

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

Prince Harry puts his Audi up for sale on Auto Trader
The auto , which is only a year or-so old, is priced at £71,900 and comes loaded with £11,330 worth of optional extras. The Audi RS6 Avant is essentially what would happen if you told a supercar and a people carrier to have offspring.

Similarly, father Nick Mennen hired a coach for $20 an hour for his 12-year-old son.

That means lessons costing anywhere between $10 and $20 - or more - an hour. There are also dedicated coaching marketplaces like Gamer Sensei, which charges between $US15 and $US35 an hour for "Fortnite" lessons.

Coaches can be found through social media or through contracting sites, according to the article. She also explained the pressure isn't only on playing the game, but to be good at playing it, too.

Unfortunately, this whole tutoring thing means it's going to be even harder for me to get Victory Royales going forward!

Related News:

  • Crude Oil Gets a Surprise Build: Struggling at $70

    Crude Oil Gets a Surprise Build: Struggling at $70

    Futures in NY were little changed after climbing 2.1 percent on Monday, the biggest gain in more than a month. Brent crude ended the week up 1.7%, WTI added 0.6% - the first weekly gains for both contracts in four weeks.
    Alisson Set to Make Liverpool FC Debut on Saturday vs Napoli

    Alisson Set to Make Liverpool FC Debut on Saturday vs Napoli

    The German still has the No.1 jersey ahead of the new season and Liverpool have yet to officially confirm what number Alisson will wear.
    Hope dances in Drake In My Feelings video

    Hope dances in Drake In My Feelings video

    The eight-minute-long video features people doing the Shiggy as Drake walks through the city's streets singing the track. Karena Evans helmed the production, reteaming with Drake after directing the two aforementioned videos.
  • Mendocino becomes largest of California's wildfires

    Mendocino becomes largest of California's wildfires

    The report says the death of the 10-year veteran highlights the need for better risk assessment, communication and supervision. Wind-driven flames roll over a hill towards homes during the River Fire ( Mendocino Complex ) near Lakeport, California, U.S.
    NSW faces fresh calls to ban plastic bags

    NSW faces fresh calls to ban plastic bags

    Customers will continue to received 30 free Flybuys points at the checkout as a reward for remembering to bring their own bags. In Australia, they said, "get stuffed, there is no way I am bringing my bag in and I'm not going to pay 15 cents".
    Turkey's Cavusoglu tells US' Pompeo threats and sanctions won't work

    Turkey's Cavusoglu tells US' Pompeo threats and sanctions won't work

    The two NATO allies have been at loggerheads over Turkey's detention of a North Carolina-born Christian pastor on terror charges. Turkey's foreign ministry previously said it would retaliate against Washington's decision, calling it a "hostile stance".
  • Alleged attempt made on life of Venezuelan President Maduro

    Alleged attempt made on life of Venezuelan President Maduro

    Venezuela's vice president for communications, Jorge Rodriguez, later addressed the nation on live TV at the request of Maduro. He said people heard explosions that corresponded to drones and heard drones detonate near a parade for the occasion.
    China Warns Of Retaliation If US Takes More Trade Steps

    China Warns Of Retaliation If US Takes More Trade Steps

    Two Trump administration officials told reporters on a conference call that Trump remains open to communications with Beijing. They better not assume anything ... "It will slow the economy".
    China warns it could retaliate with tariffs on $60B

    China warns it could retaliate with tariffs on $60B

    China says the United States is trying to stop the rise of a competitor and it has imposed its own tariffs on USA goods. Increasing the rates to 25 percent could make them significantly more painful.
  • Apple reaches $1000000000000 value

    Apple reaches $1000000000000 value

    On Tuesday, the company said Apple Services, which includes things like the App Store and Apple Music, saw a 31% jump in revenue. The tech titan on Thursday became the first company in the world to reach a $1 trillion valuation.
    China, ASEAN Agree On Draft South China Sea Code Of Conduct

    China, ASEAN Agree On Draft South China Sea Code Of Conduct

    RCEP is considered by some as an alternative to the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade pact, from which the U.S. The two foreign ministers in their meeting discussed bilateral relations between their countries.

    Trump tweet slams LeBron James, Don Lemon over CNN interview

    In addition to talking about the school, James talked about how Trump is using athletics and athletes to divide the country. The school year will start in September and has already begun providing resources for the students via their website .


Most liked

Tiger Woods chases 9th win at Firestone Country Club
His 66 was his best first-round score on the PGA Tour since he opened with a 64 at the 2015 Wyndham Championship. The following week, he almost won the PGA Championship until Justin Thomas overtook him on the back nine.

President Trump Takes a Shot at LeBron James Over Twitter
This recent feud with the most powerful man in the world started when James accused Trump of dividing the nation through sports . Asked later what he'd say if he ever found himself face-to-face with Trump, he replied: "I would never sit across from him".

Meyer: 'I failed' on being clear on accusations
Meyer indicated Friday that he won't be addressing the situation again until there is a resolution. He said he had not seen the published image of the texts but did not believe it was credible.

Fortnite for Android Will Not Release on Google’s Play Store
However, these platforms are tightly controlled, and make it hard for people to install software from unofficial sources. To us, this makes ideal sense, but it does open up players to a world of fake APKs that could potentially harm devices.

Facebook deletes more ‘inauthentic’ accounts - but stops short of blaming Russian Federation
Facebook A sample of the posts from "Aztlan Warriors" and "Resisters", two pages Facebook identified as inauthentic . Additionally, the creators paid approximately $11,000 to run 150 ads on Facebook and Instagram .

Courtois eyes a return to Madrid for family reasons
Conte began pre-season as boss before belatedly being sacked, with Sarri appointed a day later, on July 14. I'm very happy living in London'. "But in this moment of the season it's very important, the performance".

Cavs Fans Plan Parade Honoring Tristan Thompson for Punching Draymond Green
Afterward, it would seem that the Tristan Thompson , Draymond Green situation calmed down and the party simply carried on. Lastly, I'm only telling y'all them facts ore off because ma dukes was exhausted of y'all talking.

Meet NASA's new astronauts
In fact, NASA is paying Boeing and SpaceX billions to fly Americans to and from the International Space Station. Each astronaut flew on two shuttle missions, including Hurley on the final shuttle flight, STS-135, in 2011.

Tim Allen’s rebooted show won’t reveal whether character is a Trump supporter
But Mike Baxter probably isn't a vocal defender of President Donald Trump , Allen told TV critics Thursday. Barr's show, he replied , "They had to do what they had to do and it's their decision".

Trump threatens 'drastic' action to get border security money from Congress
The US president said he and the Italian prime minister are united in their conviction that strong nations must have strong borders.

Bush’s doctor’s killing may have been act of revenge
On Monday, Houston police tweeted out video of the suspect in a nearby neighborhood immediately following the doctor's shooting. Meantime, the community was mourning the prominent doctor whose life was cut short after nearly four decades in practice.

No Obstruction in Trump Tweet on Mueller Probe, Sanders Says
Each time Trump communicates his desire to impede, end or decapitate (by firing Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod J. The special counsel is also scrutinising whether there were any attempts by the president to obstruct justice.

West Nile fever confirmed in Kozhikode
The sample of a Kozhikode native woman examined at National Institute of Virology, Pune has been tested positive. Last year, Toronto Public Health did not record the first lab-confirmed case of West Nile virus until August 25.

States going to court to challenge mileage rule
Reforming Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards is a huge tax cut for American auto buyers, up to a $7,200 per vehicle. The administration's rule aims to preempt California's Clean Air Act (CAA) waiver and argues that it should be pulled entirely.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 official video leaked ahead of August 9 launch
A 30-second video that appeared to promote the as-yet unannounced Samsung Galaxy Note 9 briefly appeared online this morning. Also, with less than a week remaining for the launch, some reports have tipped the price of the Galaxy Note 9 .