Gaming scholarships are actually a real thing in 2018, and Ohio's Ashland University even includes Fortnite as one of the games you can use to get a discount on tuition. That's where the money is, ain't it?
Anxious parents are using the services of coaches to help their kids hone their skills at the 12-plus action game.
Why would parents want to encourage their children to stay inside and play video games all day?
On an global quest for parental views on the ever-popular co-op video game, The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman found that some families aren't necessarily spurning hours-long commitments to the screen as much as they are encouraging them.
For example, mother Ally Hicks anxious that her 10-year-old son wouldn't be good at the game.
Twitter users were in disbelief that parents would hire "Fortnite" tutors.
Parents are paying "Fortnite: Battle Royale" coaches to work with their children, reports the Wall Street Journal. Yes, it's true these parents are hiring the skilled and professional Fortnite players to help their kids in the game.
When it comes to the enormously popular video game, Fortnite, some parents are gaining points of a different kind. Another parent, Nick Mennen, said that coaching had helped his son rack up multiple wins a day in the battle royale. They're probably right now complaining about how slow the Fortnite server is along with the 125 million other people who are playing at any given time. Fortnite coaching services have started popping up in contracting websites and in social media, with an estimated 1,400 Fortnite tutors hired since early March.
"There's pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it", one mother from Winchester, England told the Journal. "You can imagine what that was like for him at school".