Apparently parents are paying $20 an hour for ‘Fortnite’ tutors

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Epic Games is financing millions into these tournaments, so getting a Fortnite tutor might not be too bad of an investment.

Just when you thought the whole Fortnite craze couldn't get any more extreme, it's now been revealed by The Wall Street Journal that parents are hiring tutors for their kids to teach them how to play the battle royale juggernaut. She purchased four hours of Fortnite tutoring for around $50.

It's common how parents pay for their kid's guitar or football lessons, but how about paying for making them better at video games? "Fortnite" is becoming a "social proving ground" for kids, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Sadly, it would seem that children don't always have the tactical nouse or fine-tuned reflexes of older Fortnite players, and some parents have become concerned that their progeny haven't been able to secure that elusive Victory Royale. "I want them to excel at what they enjoy", explained dad Euan Robertson, who's paying for lessons for his two sons.

Another parent, Nick Mennen, bought lessons for his 12-year-old son, Noble, to take lessons.

'You can imagine what that was like for him at school'.

The trend has also caught attention in the USA, with Nick Mennen paying $20 hourly for his son to receive lessons.

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.

The WSJ report names contracting sites like Bidvine who has hired out hundreds of video game tutors in recent months. The developers of "Fortnite" say they plan to hold a first-of-its-kind World Cup for the game in 2019.

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

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