For months, millions of players around the world have been enjoying Fortnite’s Battle Royale action every day and have formed a community that has a tight connection with the Epic Games development team. Being a multiplayer experience, it was only a matter of time before it became a sport and this has led some parents to pay for courses for their children to become experts and in the future professionals.
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal via Dexerto, Epic has announced to fund the 2018 and 2019’s official competition awards, which total $100 MDD, has caused some parents to invest into turning their children into Battle Royale professionals. The information, which refers to specific cases, is our case of a mother from the United States, Ally Hicks, who paid for an online course for her 10-year-old son to improve his performance in Fortnite, as the child felt pressured by his school environment, where his classmates told him he could not play well.
In another case, a father of a 12-year-old boy, Nick Mennen, revealed that he has been paying for Fortnite training sessions that cost $20 USD/hour. This is so that your child can opt for a scholarship at a school that has a sports programme or, if necessary, can win important tournaments. Another parent, Adrian Luff, said he is paying for Fortnite courses for his 7, 9 and 11-year-old children to help them fulfill their dream of standing out at Twitch.
Finally, the report states that there are parents who have chosen to take courses to learn to play Fortnite, citing the case of JD Giles, who has invested $45 USD in training sessions that yielded his first results by obtaining a solo victory, an achievement that was celebrated by other parents with whom he lives and who also enjoy the Battle Royale Epic Games.
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