Epic Games is financing millions into these tournaments, so getting a Fortnite tutor might not be too bad of an investment. As per the latest report, parents are ready to spend anywhere between $10 (roughly Rs. 700) to $20 (roughly Rs. 1,400) per hour so that their children can level up and become better Fortnite players.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) spoke to several families who have hired coaches specialising in the online game's survivalist Battle Royale function - where around 100 players compete in a fight to the death, with just one victor.
The same way that some kids get music or tennis lessons, the Wall Street Journal has found several parents who pay private "Fortnite: Battle Royale" coaches to help their child excel at the popular video game. That parent, in particular, has already purchased four hours worth of lessons for her 10-year-old son.
The publication has actually interviewed numerous individuals who are hiring Fortnite tutors for their children, offering insight as to why this is actually a thing. Some claimed that they didn't want their kids to lose; others said they joined their children in the lessons as a "bonding experience".
Parents have also begun taking the lessons themselves, in order to improve their skills enough to compete alongside their kids.
Winning a game of Fortnite comes with its list of advantages: bragging rights, which were previously reserved for the likes of sports personalities, season passes, battle passes, skins, weapons, V-Bucks, and much more.
"It's really surreal to me", 18-year-old coach Logan Werner told the newspaper. The developers of "Fortnite" say they plan to hold a first-of-its-kind World Cup for the game in 2019.