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

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

Tutors charge anywhere between $10 and $25 to teach people (again, mostly kids) how to get better at the game. Most rates depend on the coach, but the cost hovers around $15 to $50 per hour for three to four hours of coaching.

Dad Nick Mennen, reports The Wall Street Journal, hired a $20 per-hour coach in the hope that Noble, his 12 year-old son, will end up getting either a gaming scholarship or tournament prize money.

Parents are now shelling out up to United States dollars 20 per hour for private tutors who can help their children excel at the acclaimed video game Fortnite.

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

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The publication has actually interviewed numerous individuals who are hiring Fortnite tutors for their children, offering insight as to why this is actually a thing.

Parents in the United States are paying private tutors as much as $50 (£38) an hour to help their children get better at playing popular video game Fortnite, according to media reports. One website called Gamersensei has hundreds of available coaches for all sorts of video games, but right now Fortnite is their hottest product.

While the private tuition trend highlights the growing popularity of Fortnite, there are some who fear children are becoming addicted to it and other games.

The article says that parents are finding coaches through social media or contract sites like Bidvine or Gamer Sensei, which has hired out "more than 14,400 Fortnite coaches since early March". Apparently this game is so popular kids are finding themselves on the outside of the social circle if they're not the best player they can be. "You can imagine what that was like for him at school", Ally Hicks, a project manager with a ten-year-old son, told WSJ.

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