It would not be a stretch to say that Fortnite is the biggest game in the world right now. Mixing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ battle royale playstyle with Minecraft-like building mechanics created the perfect storm of action, strategy, and adrenaline. Being free to play also didn’t hurt. It turns out the game has become so huge, now some parents are actually hiring tutors to help their children become Fortnite masters.
A recent Wall Street Journal article detailed the experiences of various parents who hired tutors to help their children “git gud.” Certain parents are quoted as saying that they hired the tutors because they simply didn’t like seeing their children lose. Other parents are taking lessons themselves so they can bond with their children and keep up with their hobbies. While this may sound like a silly, one-off trend, over 1,400 tutors have been contracted since March from one site alone.
These tutors are rolling out at a very opportune time, as Fortnite‘s eSport scene is starting to bloom. Over three thousand people attended E3’s Fortnite Pro-Am event, where the grand prize was three million dollars that would be divided among the winning team’s charities of choice. Epic Games is financing millions into these tournaments, so getting a Fortnite tutor might not be too bad of an investment.