Parents have started hiring 'Fortnite' coaches to help improve their kids skills

omg 09/08/2018

Fortnite is one of the biggest video games in the world right now, so chances are you know someone who plays it. 

The game is popular with all ages but is especially big with kids. Because of this, a group of parents have started investing in 'Fortnite Coaches' to help improve their kids skills on the game.

A mum who has recently hired a coach spoke to Wall Street Journal about why she decided to hire one...

"There’s pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it," she said. "You can imagine what that was like for him at school."

They pay $50 a coaching session for their kids and they are already seeing results. Previously, their kids would very rarely win a game but now they win about 50% of the time. They see it as being no different to a child getting extra coaching for education or sport.

The 18 year old coach said that "It’s really surreal to me,". He was then asked how he thought his parents would react if he was the one getting coached. "My dad would have never paid for me to take videogame lessons." he replied.

The parents concluded that they just want their kids to suceed in whatever they choose to do... In this case that's Fortnite!

Would you ever pay for your kids to improve their video game skills?