Parents are paying for their kids to have Fortnite tutors
It's important that children are taught the essential things in life
As Fortnite continues to reign supreme, it has emerged that some parents in America are paying for their children to be tutored to avoid being embarrassed by their friends.
The Wall Street Journal ran a feature in which it interviewed parents and their kids about the whole 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".
Tutors are usually tracked down through social media or via contracting sites, with one website claiming it has hired out 1,400 Fortnite coaches since March. Apparently some coaches charge as much as $35 (€30) an hour.
But even some of the people making money out of the game find it a bit weird. “My dad would have never paid for me to take video game lessons," Logan Werner, an 18-year-old Fortnite coach in Utah, told the Wall Street Journal.
And, obviously, some people on Twitter thought the entire thing was stupid.
Look. I like video games and all - and have called myself a "gamer" - but trainers for kids to get them better at Fortnite?! That's some serious distopian future stuff... ~ Ready, Aim, Hire a ‘Fortnite’ Coach: Parents Enlist Videogame Tutors https://t.co/don9PdGlHB pic.twitter.com/xr0RA105we
— Evan Stisser (@estisser) August 1, 2018
— Dean Whittaker 👨👩👧👨🏻💻🔴🎮🦈 (@DeaNHtiD99) August 2, 2018
Dear addicted gamers and your parental enablers. This is stupid. Get offline, go outside, talk to humans, or read a book. https://t.co/2XBfNLTKZe
— Rep. Mike Gallagher (@RepGallagher) August 1, 2018
I’m not judging. Okay, maybe I’m judging a lot. Either way, I feel damn old. https://t.co/owr4NqMEwm
— Chris Sacca (@sacca) July 31, 2018