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Re: Let's Get Our Kid A Fortnite Coach!
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 03:28:43 PM »
Sadly things could be worse. Lessons are $10 to $20 per hour, which is way better than the hundreds I've seen parents spent on SAT classes, college application tutors, and many other things.

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 03:37:22 PM »
I just...

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2788860-parents-hiring-fortnite-coaches-to-improve-play-help-children-level-up?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial
I'd pay money for a coach to knock the video game system out of my kid's hands every time he wants to play fortnite (and hand him a book or his flute!)

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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 06:32:27 PM »
Amazing ;)
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 06:45:38 PM »
My son does Overwatch coaching - he's the coach, not the coached.  He's pretty private about it, but I think he makes better than $20 an hour when he does it for pay.  He also donates his coaching time to some website out there; not sure I could explain why he does it for free and for pay.

He's also been hired by people to boost...meaning they give him their credentials, and then he gets their account up to a specified level or earns enough in-game points to get a particular skin or whatever.

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 06:50:33 PM »
My son does Overwatch coaching - he's the coach, not the coached.  He's pretty private about it, but I think he makes better than $20 an hour when he does it for pay.  He also donates his coaching time to some website out there; not sure I could explain why he does it for free and for pay.

He's also been hired by people to boost...meaning they give him their credentials, and then he gets their account up to a specified level or earns enough in-game points to get a particular skin or whatever.

Good for him.

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 06:51:47 PM »
Sadly things could be worse. Lessons are $10 to $20 per hour, which is way better than the hundreds I've seen parents spent on SAT classes, college application tutors, and many other things.

I hope this was a joke.  Hundreds spent on an act or sat prep course could be thousands in scholarships. Same with college applications.

10-20 on a video game per hour that people pay money to dress their characters. C'mon man

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 06:52:45 AM »
Can I get one for Total War? I'm really struggling here.

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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2018, 08:39:31 AM »
Um, why? I do not get it.

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2018, 08:54:33 AM »
Video game tutors made headlines years ago so I'm not surprised it came back or is popular with the Fortnite crowd.

Can I get one for Total War? I'm really struggling here.

Which one? I love me some Total War

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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2018, 10:22:39 AM »
Um, why? I do not get it.

These days, people can make hundreds of thousands, if not millions, playing video games, either competitively or on YouTube.  It's gotten to the point that ESPN actually devotes articles to video game pro leagues. 

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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2018, 11:39:14 AM »
I have to admit, when I read this article I started thinking about DuckyJr. He's unnaturally good at the game for a kid his age, and I couldn't help but wonder if he would benefit from some coaching. 20 minutes later, after I woke up and picked myself off the floor from the massive, self inflicted facepunch I received, I had a good chuckle about how some people spend their money.

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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2018, 11:46:27 AM »
so in reality here whats the difference between this and getting your kid private basketball lessons.   As Mandalay pointed out above ESPN is writing articles but they arent just doing that the main ESPN channel has started airing live video game competitions.  So sure you could say well paid for sports are phyically active.  but there is still alot of mental activitiy needed to play most video games and many involve solving complex problems.

so we probably should have similar posts about football or go see the traveling teams post and people stating how "valuable" those are for their kids - mustachians claiming their is real value in traveling teams so their kids can play against the best and maybe go pro or get a college scholarship.

If anything video games are becoming a new sport and spending 10-20 bucks an hour on private lessons here could actually be monumentally more valuable than putting you kid in a tackle football leauge so he can end up with CTE at 25 years old not to mention playing a video game involves the use of power but doesn't cost much more or consume stupid amounts of energy like is spent with traveling for sports and eating up the entire families time

Disclaimer i play no video games and dont really see the enjoyment from watching others play them.  This comment and line of thought was sparked from @MandalayVA 's comment above b/c i'm always open to stretching my concept of reality - and the reality is shifting to a digital sports world. That's how all sports started. Games played for fun now it's just digital.
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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2018, 12:16:09 PM »
I enjoy video games, but only play about 4 hours per month.  Its actually something I want to do more of once I have more time (hey FIRE!).

Still...I don't like them enough to watch others play and I don't have any interest in getting 'better' at them.

I highly doubt the chances of being a big time video game star is even remotely close to that of becoming a big time athlete or entertainer.

A strong athelete has only so many competitors...and still a professional contract is an incredible longshot.

A video game player's competitors likely number in the 100's of millions.

Good luck having that coaching 'investment' paid back by going 'pro'!

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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2018, 02:05:29 PM »
I enjoy video games, but only play about 4 hours per month.  Its actually something I want to do more of once I have more time (hey FIRE!).

Still...I don't like them enough to watch others play and I don't have any interest in getting 'better' at them.

I highly doubt the chances of being a big time video game star is even remotely close to that of becoming a big time athlete or entertainer.

A strong athelete has only so many competitors...and still a professional contract is an incredible longshot.

A video game player's competitors likely number in the 100's of millions.

Good luck having that coaching 'investment' paid back by going 'pro'!

i'm not saying it has to be paid back but its only marginally different than paying for your kid to play a sport.  The game is cheaper than almost any sport you can put your kid in. 

Also in a sports infancy is the time to start striving toward the top - not after its been there done that - becoming a top tier athlete is exponentially harder and requires physical traits not necessary to become a top tier gamer IMO i think you're exactly backwards in your analysis of the talent pool for elite gamers vs Pro athletes. 

And my point wasnt to say hey its worth b/c they can become pro - just that it should be looked at in the same light as parents who spend 100's to 1000's on their child in sports each year - this is likely cheaper with a better upside chance if they are dedicated due to the fact that being 5'3 100lbs doesnt inhibit you from being a pro gamer but rules you out of almost all pro sports.

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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2018, 02:54:08 PM »
I enjoy video games, but only play about 4 hours per month.  Its actually something I want to do more of once I have more time (hey FIRE!).

Still...I don't like them enough to watch others play and I don't have any interest in getting 'better' at them.

I highly doubt the chances of being a big time video game star is even remotely close to that of becoming a big time athlete or entertainer.

A strong athelete has only so many competitors...and still a professional contract is an incredible longshot.

A video game player's competitors likely number in the 100's of millions.

Good luck having that coaching 'investment' paid back by going 'pro'!

i'm not saying it has to be paid back but its only marginally different than paying for your kid to play a sport.  The game is cheaper than almost any sport you can put your kid in. 

Also in a sports infancy is the time to start striving toward the top - not after its been there done that - becoming a top tier athlete is exponentially harder and requires physical traits not necessary to become a top tier gamer IMO i think you're exactly backwards in your analysis of the talent pool for elite gamers vs Pro athletes. 

And my point wasnt to say hey its worth b/c they can become pro - just that it should be looked at in the same light as parents who spend 100's to 1000's on their child in sports each year - this is likely cheaper with a better upside chance if they are dedicated due to the fact that being 5'3 100lbs doesnt inhibit you from being a pro gamer but rules you out of almost all pro sports.

I don't disagree with your conclusion that it may not be worse than some parents spending on sports, but I would like to point out some differences.

-Most parents aren't spending money on sports as an investment, they're doing it because the kids want to play and the basic costs of equipment and driving will apply whether it's for fun or an investment. Gaming might be cheaper but we shouldn't be comparing the cost of gaming to sports, we should be comparing additional costs incurred for training and coaching.

-I don't know the statistics on how many gamers get paid and how much they make, but there is definitely more competition for being the best. like you said, being small isn't a limiting factor so anyone can do it. When a parent and their child decide they actually have a chance at playing in college/professionally, they can factor in the kid's size when they make that decision. Outward appearance tells us nothing about potential future abilities of a gamer. Also age probably isn't a limiting factor the way it is for most sports. Professional gamers can probably keep playing much longer than professional athletes.

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« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2018, 05:21:56 PM »
Its a changing world indeed. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, its an evolving world.

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/aug/02/fortnite-tutorial-how-to-be-better-shooting-classes-parents-paying-teachers

"It’s not just social exclusion that is causing some parents to turn to tutors. An increasing number of colleges are offering scholarships for their eSports teams, including some for the best Fortnite players. eSports can be a lucrative career for both players and colleges. One collegiate eSports club called Tespa announced this year it would offer over $1m in scholarships and prizes to students competing in six different video games.

Some of the coaches on Game Sensai are now being employed by colleges to help coach their teams. One coach on the site, Luke Keller, who specialises in Overwatch, a similar game to Fortnite, boasts a “20k scholarship and coaching salary to coach at university”. He’s apparently worth the money – his page is littered with five star reviews. One reads: “You want to know aspect of the game that you never thought of and he brings light into it!!”

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« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2018, 02:27:13 PM »
Its a changing world indeed. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, its an evolving world.

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/aug/02/fortnite-tutorial-how-to-be-better-shooting-classes-parents-paying-teachers

"It’s not just social exclusion that is causing some parents to turn to tutors. An increasing number of colleges are offering scholarships for their eSports teams, including some for the best Fortnite players. eSports can be a lucrative career for both players and colleges. One collegiate eSports club called Tespa announced this year it would offer over $1m in scholarships and prizes to students competing in six different video games.

Some of the coaches on Game Sensai are now being employed by colleges to help coach their teams. One coach on the site, Luke Keller, who specialises in Overwatch, a similar game to Fortnite, boasts a “20k scholarship and coaching salary to coach at university”. He’s apparently worth the money – his page is littered with five star reviews. One reads: “You want to know aspect of the game that you never thought of and he brings light into it!!”
Well hell, that's scary! 

Does gaming bring revenue to universities?  At least successful sports do.

Or is some other BS marketing ploy to attract idiots who are now going to pick a college that has 'prestigious gaming' options?  Ugh.

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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2018, 05:03:19 PM »
Its a changing world indeed. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, its an evolving world.

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/aug/02/fortnite-tutorial-how-to-be-better-shooting-classes-parents-paying-teachers

"It’s not just social exclusion that is causing some parents to turn to tutors. An increasing number of colleges are offering scholarships for their eSports teams, including some for the best Fortnite players. eSports can be a lucrative career for both players and colleges. One collegiate eSports club called Tespa announced this year it would offer over $1m in scholarships and prizes to students competing in six different video games.

Some of the coaches on Game Sensai are now being employed by colleges to help coach their teams. One coach on the site, Luke Keller, who specialises in Overwatch, a similar game to Fortnite, boasts a “20k scholarship and coaching salary to coach at university”. He’s apparently worth the money – his page is littered with five star reviews. One reads: “You want to know aspect of the game that you never thought of and he brings light into it!!”
Well hell, that's scary! 

Does gaming bring revenue to universities?  At least successful sports do.

Or is some other BS marketing ploy to attract idiots who are now going to pick a college that has 'prestigious gaming' options?  Ugh.
Thats a bit heavy handed, who are we to determine what a sucessful sport is? Is chess successful, it has scholarships at some schools. Or Music scholarships, its not often I hear about a trombonist bringing in revenue. Or how about creative writing scholarships? Once Universities start evaluating programs based on revenue generation I think your country will see a decline in education...

I don't know what to make of e-sports, but I'm against having scholarships based on revenue generation only. I think it may be likely that gaming will bring in more revenue then a poetry scholarship, although important to society I'm not sure poets earn a lot.

Look at the early years of Basketball, it seems to have done well since its invention in 1891. Are you sure e-sports won't take off in the next 50 years?

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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2018, 05:24:29 PM »
Agreed it's extremely hypocritical to support current sports but say this isn't value. If revenue was the basis for sports then all women's sports would be eliminated bc they make no money.

Personally my opinion is the complete elimination of all sporting Scholarships and sports as a center entertainment for society at it's current level be eliminated. Most great cultures in history fell due to sports becoming the thing everything revolved around.

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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2018, 10:59:14 PM »
Agreed it's extremely hypocritical to support current sports but say this isn't value. If revenue was the basis for sports then all women's sports would be eliminated bc they make no money.

Oddly enough, at the U of New Mexico two women's sports are self-funding or bring in revenue (skiing and beach volleyball). Women's basketball is a money-maker. Of the men's sports, the only self-funding or money-making sports are skiing and men's basketball (some years). Their football program bleeds money to the point where it's endangering the entire athletics program but it's a sacred cow so reducing its budget is not on the table.

Meanwhile, in the US and Canada women's professional soccer generates more ticket sales than men's. In 2016/17 the US women's national soccer team out-earned the men's national team in terms of merchandise sales and ticket sales, partly because they played more games. Despite this, they received less in pay (because vagina).

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Personally my opinion is the complete elimination of all sporting Scholarships and sports as a center entertainment for society at it's current level be eliminated. Most great cultures in history fell due to sports becoming the thing everything revolved around.

Sports scholarships started out as a way for talented members of the working class or even the underclass to earn a university education. Because kiddie sports have turned into a huge industry, most of the scholarship opportunities are being monopolized by kids whose talent has been expensively nurtured from a very early age. So, I agree with you about the sports scholarships. They are no longer an opportunity-maker, except to the extent that they serve as affirmative action to get young men from moderately affluent backgrounds into colleges and universities where they are presently underrepresented in the student population.

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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2018, 08:48:18 AM »
Agreed it's extremely hypocritical to support current sports but say this isn't value. If revenue was the basis for sports then all women's sports would be eliminated bc they make no money.

Personally my opinion is the complete elimination of all sporting Scholarships and sports as a center entertainment for society at it's current level be eliminated. Most great cultures in history fell due to sports becoming the thing everything revolved around.
Its a changing world indeed. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, its an evolving world.

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/aug/02/fortnite-tutorial-how-to-be-better-shooting-classes-parents-paying-teachers

"It’s not just social exclusion that is causing some parents to turn to tutors. An increasing number of colleges are offering scholarships for their eSports teams, including some for the best Fortnite players. eSports can be a lucrative career for both players and colleges. One collegiate eSports club called Tespa announced this year it would offer over $1m in scholarships and prizes to students competing in six different video games.

Some of the coaches on Game Sensai are now being employed by colleges to help coach their teams. One coach on the site, Luke Keller, who specialises in Overwatch, a similar game to Fortnite, boasts a “20k scholarship and coaching salary to coach at university”. He’s apparently worth the money – his page is littered with five star reviews. One reads: “You want to know aspect of the game that you never thought of and he brings light into it!!”
Well hell, that's scary! 

Does gaming bring revenue to universities?  At least successful sports do.

Or is some other BS marketing ploy to attract idiots who are now going to pick a college that has 'prestigious gaming' options?  Ugh.
Thats a bit heavy handed, who are we to determine what a sucessful sport is? Is chess successful, it has scholarships at some schools. Or Music scholarships, its not often I hear about a trombonist bringing in revenue. Or how about creative writing scholarships? Once Universities start evaluating programs based on revenue generation I think your country will see a decline in education...

I don't know what to make of e-sports, but I'm against having scholarships based on revenue generation only. I think it may be likely that gaming will bring in more revenue then a poetry scholarship, although important to society I'm not sure poets earn a lot.

Look at the early years of Basketball, it seems to have done well since its invention in 1891. Are you sure e-sports won't take off in the next 50 years?
I despise sports scholarships.

The only saving grace is that some programs bring income into a school to be used elsewhere.  It's become a slightly less evil.

Its higher education.  All money should go to students for the purpose of...I don't know...maybe a useful education?

Sports, games, musics etc are all fine and dandy...but not at the expense of a college's primary purpose.   But that's the problem...college is becoming more of a 'social experience' and racking up tons of debt for weak thinkers in the process.... Let's attract 'students' with climbing walls, a strong bball team, and competitive gaming. 
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2018, 09:40:49 AM »
Agreed it's extremely hypocritical to support current sports but say this isn't value. If revenue was the basis for sports then all women's sports would be eliminated bc they make no money.

Oddly enough, at the U of New Mexico two women's sports are self-funding or bring in revenue (skiing and beach volleyball). Women's basketball is a money-maker. Of the men's sports, the only self-funding or money-making sports are skiing and men's basketball (some years). Their football program bleeds money to the point where it's endangering the entire athletics program but it's a sacred cow so reducing its budget is not on the table.

Meanwhile, in the US and Canada women's professional soccer generates more ticket sales than men's. In 2016/17 the US women's national soccer team out-earned the men's national team in terms of merchandise sales and ticket sales, partly because they played more games. Despite this, they received less in pay (because vagina).

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Personally my opinion is the complete elimination of all sporting Scholarships and sports as a center entertainment for society at it's current level be eliminated. Most great cultures in history fell due to sports becoming the thing everything revolved around.

Sports scholarships started out as a way for talented members of the working class or even the underclass to earn a university education. Because kiddie sports have turned into a huge industry, most of the scholarship opportunities are being monopolized by kids whose talent has been expensively nurtured from a very early age. So, I agree with you about the sports scholarships. They are no longer an opportunity-maker, except to the extent that they serve as affirmative action to get young men from moderately affluent backgrounds into colleges and universities where they are presently underrepresented in the student population.

All was probably an incorrect word it should have been most.

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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2018, 11:34:12 AM »
Agreed it's extremely hypocritical to support current sports but say this isn't value. If revenue was the basis for sports then all women's sports would be eliminated bc they make no money.

Oddly enough, at the U of New Mexico two women's sports are self-funding or bring in revenue (skiing and beach volleyball). Women's basketball is a money-maker. Of the men's sports, the only self-funding or money-making sports are skiing and men's basketball (some years). Their football program bleeds money to the point where it's endangering the entire athletics program but it's a sacred cow so reducing its budget is not on the table.

Meanwhile, in the US and Canada women's professional soccer generates more ticket sales than men's. In 2016/17 the US women's national soccer team out-earned the men's national team in terms of merchandise sales and ticket sales, partly because they played more games. Despite this, they received less in pay (because vagina).

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Personally my opinion is the complete elimination of all sporting Scholarships and sports as a center entertainment for society at it's current level be eliminated. Most great cultures in history fell due to sports becoming the thing everything revolved around.

Sports scholarships started out as a way for talented members of the working class or even the underclass to earn a university education. Because kiddie sports have turned into a huge industry, most of the scholarship opportunities are being monopolized by kids whose talent has been expensively nurtured from a very early age. So, I agree with you about the sports scholarships. They are no longer an opportunity-maker, except to the extent that they serve as affirmative action to get young men from moderately affluent backgrounds into colleges and universities where they are presently underrepresented in the student population.

All was probably an incorrect word it should have been most.

Along with the football program in nearly every university... except for a very few elite schools such as Notre Dame the football programs don't bring in enough revenue to pay the expenses related to having a team. The dedicated stadium, the staff to run it, and the most highly paid employees on campus (coaches often earn more than the university president) aren't cheap. There's a lot of money in football, but it ends up being a wash because of the expenses. Proportionately very little of it is spent on the students.

What I've seen a lot of state schools doing is having one or two money-maker sports that help to subsidize the rest, but even with an active tax-exempt booster club athletics departments nearly always run in the red and require extra money from the university budget and the student body in general.

At the moment the athletics department at the U of New Mexico, having overrun its budget again, is looking to cut some sports. But it turns out that if they cut football, they can't be part of their university league for *any* sport, because certain sports are protected as a condition of being part of their league. I'm not sure just why football is a sacred cow-- it's an aspect of American culture I don't quite understand yet.

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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2018, 12:10:15 PM »
My knee jerk reaction is that it’s just stupid to pay for a video game coach. Then I ask why that’s so different from the week long soccer camps I attended as a child, knowing I had no chance of playing past high school. Physical exercise? Does the fact that I wasn’t sitting on my ass really make it that much more excusable to spend money on coaching?
At the moment the athletics department at the U of New Mexico, having overrun its budget again, is looking to cut some sports. But it turns out that if they cut football, they can't be part of their university league for *any* sport, because certain sports are protected as a condition of being part of their league. I'm not sure just why football is a sacred cow-- it's an aspect of American culture I don't quite understand yet.

Football drives most of the value to the television contracts the conferences have signed, so dropping a football program reduces inventory for the whole league and could reduce everyone’s payout. 

Thanks for the reminder to renew my Lobo Club membership.

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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2018, 08:57:37 AM »
Sometimes you just gotta do what's best, no matter how much your kid complains that they don't care about pwning noobs.

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« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2018, 09:14:57 AM »
My knee jerk reaction is that it’s just stupid to pay for a video game coach. Then I ask why that’s so different from the week long soccer camps I attended as a child, knowing I had no chance of playing past high school. Physical exercise? Does the fact that I wasn’t sitting on my ass really make it that much more excusable to spend money on coaching?

Yes :)

But I'd also add that camps like this teach more than just how to play soccer. It's a matter of teamwork and learning how to be away from home so leaving when you turn 18 is less of a shock. Also, your parents may have just wanted a week to themselves.

To be fair gaming may teach things that team sports can't, I just don't see how paying for a coach improves the learning aspect of gaming. In fact, thinking back to games before I could easily look online for guides and advice, there were times where if I couldn't figure out how to beat something on my own, I couldn't progress through the game anymore. That was a pretty important lesson right there.

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« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2018, 09:34:37 AM »
My knee jerk reaction is that it’s just stupid to pay for a video game coach. Then I ask why that’s so different from the week long soccer camps I attended as a child, knowing I had no chance of playing past high school. Physical exercise? Does the fact that I wasn’t sitting on my ass really make it that much more excusable to spend money on coaching?

Yes :)

But I'd also add that camps like this teach more than just how to play soccer. It's a matter of teamwork and learning how to be away from home so leaving when you turn 18 is less of a shock. Also, your parents may have just wanted a week to themselves.

To be fair gaming may teach things that team sports can't, I just don't see how paying for a coach improves the learning aspect of gaming. In fact, thinking back to games before I could easily look online for guides and advice, there were times where if I couldn't figure out how to beat something on my own, I couldn't progress through the game anymore. That was a pretty important lesson right there.

step one is digital coaching - step 2 could easily be gaming camps - i'm sure these are already being planned which meets all criteria outside of physical activity.

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Re: Let's Get Our Kid A Fortnite Coach!
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2018, 09:35:57 AM »
https://www.idtech.com/courses/fortnite-and-unreal-engine-level-design

the camps exist and actually get you more into the development side. Lots of lessons can be learned here.