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Parents hiring Fortnite tutors for their children

Parents hiring Fortnite tutors for their children
Posted at 8:58 AM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 12:24:18-04

Fortnite Battle Royale is currently the biggest video game in the world.

If you haven't heard of the game by now, the rules are simple. One hundred players parachute onto an island and battle against each other until the last man or team is left standing.

According to the Wall Street Journal, parents are now hiring coaches to help their kids become better players, similar to hiring a coach for sports or academics. Sarah E. Needleman reports that parents are paying between $10 and $20 per hour. 

I want them to excel at what they enjoy, Euan Robertson said of his sons Alexander, 10, and Andrew, 12 to the Wall Street Journal.

The article says that coaches can be found on social media or through contracting sites such as Gamer Sensei and Bidvine.

There’s pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it, Ali Hicks told the Wall Streeet Journal. You can imagine what that was like for him at school.

Achieving a win, or "Victory Royale" as the game calls it, has become increasingly difficult due to the competition becoming increasingly skilled as more and more players jump in.

More than 125 million people play Fortnite Battle Royale worldwide, according to its maker Epic Games