E-learning portal Xcademy has partnered with UK Fortnite player Benjy David Fish aka benjyfishy.
Launched in December 2019, London-based company Xcademy provides video tutorials from online personalities including YouTubers and pro gamers.
Benjyfishy will offer guidance to help others improve at Fortnite. The courses are priced at £5.99 per month.
He qualified as a professional esports player in 2019 and sprung to fame when he reached the Fortnite World Cup finals held in New York.
Benjy has also seen success in other tournaments, including the Fortnite Champion Series (he finished second a few months back, winning $120,000) and the Winter Royale, finishing 6th with fellow UK player Mongraal.
In 2019, benjyfishy’s total prize money earnings are estimated to have been $340,000, making him one of the highest-paid esports professionals in the world. He also recently appeared in this documentary on the official Fortnite YouTube channel, which has been viewed more than 1m times.
Xcademy says it has amassed thousands of sign ups since launching last month from users who are interested on building an online audience and improving their communication, confidence, presenting skills and more.
Joel Morris (aka JMX), co-founder of Xcademy, said: “Having benjyfishy on board as a host and providing in-depth tutorials for our students is an exciting development for Xcademy.
“More young people are immersing themselves in esports, a rapidly growing industry and one of our courses at Xcademy is designed specifically to help people become better Fortnite players.”
The news comes after UK FIFA pro Tekkz teamed up with another coaching service, GamerzClass, to help gamers improve their FIFA skills.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.