One of the few spaces left in the world where a person cannot earn an achievement just by showing up to the field is video games. Alas, liberal parents, who are highly skilled in entitlement thinking, have managed to find a way to stroke the delicate egos of their own precious snowflakes and it’s ridiculous.
Apparently, parents are now hiring video game coaches to help kids get better at sitting on their butts and twiddling their thumbs. This is the world we live in now, ladies and gentlemen.
According to GameRant, there are more than 1,400 Fortnite coaches available for hire, most advertising on social media, including on the video game-centric social network, Twitch. For a three-to-four hour lesson, coaches can charge an average of $20 per hour, or $50 for a full, afternoon-long training session.
In some cases, parents are even hiring the coaches for themselves, so they can see what the fury surrounding the epic “battle royale” game is all about (and so they can go toe-to-toe with their teenagers).
It may sound strange, hiring a “coach” to teach a kid how to play a game that involves nearly no physical activity, but parents don’t just see personal success, they see dollar signs. Fortnite tournaments, where elite players battle each other, often in huge arenas adapted for “e-sports,” can earn winners upwards of $100,000.
One Fortnite streamer, codenamed “Ninja,” reportedly nets $500,000 every six months between tournament wins, sponsorships, and advertising sales. E-sports arenas are cropping up across the globe, and some of the top tier players — not just of Fortnite, but of other massively multiplayer online games like “League of Legends” — are expected to out-earn some professional athletes within the next several years.
In other words, rather than investing in kids for athletics, it’s nerdy parents investing in things they hope their kids will one day turn into a lucrative career, and given our culture’s obsession with gaming, entertainment, and technology, they just might be on to something.
Source: Daily Wire
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