These parents are looking to cash in on their kids.
Fortnite is the most popular game in the world right now, and you know how it is being popular. Everyone wants to be good at the game, and those who are less than skilled get made fun of. That's the world when you're a child at least, and all the other kids are constantly whooping you around. It feels extra miserable when you lose in Fortnite too, because you have to start all over. In the battle royale styled game mode, you are only afforded one life. So instead of jumping right back into the action like shooters that use deathmatch, gamers are forced to head back to the beginning again when they die in Fortnite.
According to Variety, some parents are now paying coaches to help their kids get better at Fortnite. Although the parents claim they just want to help their children seem cooler, it looks more like a money grab to me. “There’s pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it,” said Ally Hicks, who bought lessons for her 10-year-old son. “You can imagine what that was like for him at school.” I'm sure things will be much easier for him if he gets good enough to win a share of the one hundred million dollars Epic Games is giving out for their eSports league as well.