Parents paying for kids to have tutors - for Fortnite

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

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There have been petitions and discussions on how bad video games are for our kid's growing minds.

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, several parents have paid hourly rates to get their kids lessons with Fortnite tutors, who claim to improve their playing skills. Most rates depend on the coach, but the cost hovers around $15 to $50 per hour for three to four hours of coaching.

Fortnite tutors are apparently contactable on social media and contracting sites, with the article noting that one site has allegedly hired 1,400 tutors since March this year.

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, until recently, people who were taking help and attending classes to advance their Fortnite-playing skills were only adult hobbyists and teenagers who wished to be pro gamers.

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.

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. "There's pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it", Hicks was quoted as saying.

'You can imagine what that was like for him at school'. If you're over 30 and/or have absolutely no interest in video games, Fortnite is a free-to-play game where 100 players land on an island, grab guns, build forts and kill each other until there's only one person left.

Interestingly, the new trend has also surprised Fortnite coaches. He hired his two sons, 10 and 12-years-old, a Fortnite coach in June and said he will continue to do so as long as the kids keep up their grades.

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