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Fortnite Tutors Are Banking on Competitive Parents

by Justin Herrick | August 5, 2018August 5, 2018 11:30 am PDT

Fortnite might’ve created an entirely new career for its best players.

The battle royale title, according to the Wall Street Journal, seems to have parents around the world eager to hire tutors that can make their children as good as them.

If you browse social media hard enough or find a contracting site, you’ll pick up on these job listings. The report says one site has connected more than 1,400 tutors with parents in the last five months. Some four-hour lessons are priced at $50. Other parents are paying as much as $20/hr, but it all depends on the coach and length of training.

Based on the report, the reasons for parents to hire a Fortnite tutor range from competitiveness to building talent.

The competition between parents when it comes to their children isn’t anything new. Have you ever been to a Little League game? In some places, parents get into verbal and even physical altercations with each other despite children not taking it so seriously. These are also the parents who spend thousands of dollars to develop a child’s skills.

Parents, too, are taking lessons from these tutors to bond with their children. Fortnite has somewhere around 125 million players of all ages, and it’s shown no signs of slowing down. Epic Games is riding on a massive wave of popularity that’s only grown since 2017.

The global audience has been profitable, too, while Fortnite doesn’t require a single penny to play. In-game purchases have injected Epic Games with $1 billion in revenue. The publisher/developer is estimated to be worth over $8 billion largely due to Fortnite.

You can play Fortnite on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows, macOS, and iOS.

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Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...

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