Massively parents hire Tutors for video games

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In June there were reportedly over 125 million players that have played Fortnite Battle Royale, allowing Epic Games to reach over $8 billion in value. That's where the money is, ain't it? "Within one week, I actually got a solo win", Giles said. It's the hottest video game in the world right now with millions of people (mostly kids) playing the game, and tons of them watching other people play the game on popular streaming sites like YouTube and Twitch.

For example, mother Ally Hicks anxious that her 10-year-old son wouldn't be good at the game.

Numerous parents are "worried about their kids' social standing with their classmates", The Guardian reports, and some fear that their children "are being exorcised from social life because they can barely last a minute of gameplay without getting shot from behind".

In fact, some parents are claiming that the reason they are paying for Fortnite tutors is so that their children are no longer struggling to play the game that their friends are playing.

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Coaches in Fortnite aren't just for professional teams, apparently.

Fortnite has taken the world by storm since it was released in 2017 - and now boasts over 125million players worldwide.

Fortnite fans are going the extra distance to win battles and prove they are in the top of their class.

That means lessons costing anywhere between $10 and $20 - or more - an hour.

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One parent in the article, Nick Mennen, is thinking long term, hoping the lessons he pays for his 12-year-old son will help he get a college video game scholarship.

The WSJ report names contracting sites like Bidvine who has hired out hundreds of video game tutors in recent months.

'You can imagine what that was like for him at school'. "It's not like they're going to turn 35 and be like, 'Well, I'm a baseball fan now'".

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