What’s been classified as an addiction to Australian parents is deemed an honourable title in the households of many Americans.
If you’ve been living under a rock, the video game Fortnite Battle Royale is based on a Hunger Games-like standoff where players are dropped into a virtual world up against 100 others to battle it out until only person is left standing.
Hitting viral status, the Fortnite phenomenon has managed to hook an estimated 125 million people around the world.
In May this year, Epic Games committed to providing more than $100million to fund various tournaments around the world, making it the largest global esport in terms of prize pool.
And now parents have caught wind of this. According to the Wall Street Journal, parents are paying up to $20USD per hour for Fortnite tutors to teach their precious 10-year-old how… not to suck at playing, I guess?
Sarcasm aside, we can no longer deny that eSports is a thriving occupation.
League of Legends players are out here earning legit millions of dollars for a victory win, drawing crowds that pack out entire stadiums; you can even enrol into undergraduate programs that froth over your eSport talents.
So, for all you broke AF avocado-obsessed Millennials, if you’re looking for your next side hustle, Fortnite is available on iPhone, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
And if Fortnite’s starting to consume your life, make some cuts elsewhere: Instagram & Facebook have introduced a time-limit tool.