Parents are apparently paying for Fortnite lessons for their kids

Tech 02/08/2018

We're sure there's a moment in everyone's day where they scroll their newsfeed or witness something in the street that makes you say to yourself "what has the world come to?"

Well, today, we're about to provide you with that very eureka moment.

According to a Wall Street Journal report, parents have started paying for lessons for their kids in Fortnite. Yes, Fortnite. 

One mum spoke to WSJ saying,

There’s pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it. You can imagine what that was like for him at school.

The reasons for this? Some parents justify it because they just want their child to fit in, others are wanting to prep them for more competitive use like esport competitions and other professional gaming aspirations.

Gaming is becoming quite the lucrative sport, with talks of it even being included in the Olympics one day, so many parents are jumping a the opportunity to give their kid the extra edge.

Here's some of the Twitter reactions to the initial article: 

Lol, 2018 everybody.