Still, many Fortnite coaches are bemused by this parenting trend.
The Wall Street Journal recently found several families are now hiring tutors to teach their kids... how to win at Fortnite.
Now, some parents are even shelling out for extracurricular lessons in the video game Fortnite, paying for online tutors to help their children perform to the best of their ability in the game's survivalist Battle Royale function - where 100 online players compete in a fight to the death, with only one victor.More news: There is no Willian problem, says Chelsea boss Sarri
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Nick Mennen, who's been paying coaches to tutor his son, Noble, said the 12-year-old's gone from struggling in the game to "throw [ing] down 10 to 20 wins".
"There's pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it". "You can imagine what that was like for him at school". Parents usually find Fortnite coaches via social media or on sites such as Gamer Sensei and Bidvine. However, a new report suggests the latest boom area for private schooling isn't maths, English, or another academic subject - it's Fortnite.
Some parents are taking lessons themselves to keep up with their children in hopes of competing against them. Ally Hicks, a project manager from Winchester, England, was said to have paid $50 for four hours of lessons from a professional Fortnite coach so that her 10-year-old son could improve his skills in the popular game.