LONDON, United Kingdom – London-based E-learning company Xcademy had recently announced that they had included UK Pro Fortnite player benjyfishy (real name Benjy David Fish) in their lineup of e-educators and mentors.
Xcademy, which was launched in December of 2019, mainly offers video tutorials made by or in cooperation with online personalities, such as Youtubers and professional eSports gamers.
These video tutorials are intended to help e-learners achieve success in the individual niches of the mentors featured on the site.
benjyfishy, for example, will be transferring his skills and knowledge of Fortnite to players eager to get better.
benjyfishy officially became a professional Fortnite player in 2019 when he reached the finals of the Fortnite World Cup in New York.
Though he did not win the finals, his performance at the World Cup had elevated him to fame in the world of Fortnite eSports.
Aside from the World Cup, benjyfishy had also won big in several other championships.
Most prominent of these are the Winter Royale, where he finished 6th with fellow UK player Mongraal; and the Fortnite Champion Series where he finished second and won $120,000.
All told, the prize money that benjyfishy earned in 2019 from all of these tournaments and championships have amounted to around $340,000. This amount makes him one of the highest-earning eSports players in the world.
His fame had grown to such a height that he had even appeared in a documentary on Fortnite’s official YouTube channel. To date, the documentary had been viewed 1 million times.
Meanwhile, Xcademy reported thousands of new signups since its launch only one month ago.
These new users are mainly interested on learning how to build an online audience, which entails improving communication and presentation skills, as well as fostering confidence in their ability to get through to viewers.
Xcademy’s co-founder, Joel Morris (also known as JMX) has conveyed his excitement at having benjyfishy as one of the tutors on the platform.
Morris said that Benjy’s eSports skills and expertise in drawing and maintaining an audience will be invaluable in providing in-depth tutorials for their students to achieve the same.
As more and more of the youth are becoming immersed in eSports, says Morris, Xcademy is gearing up its dedicated Fortnite course.
This is in response to the high demand for content that teaches viewers how to become better Fortnite players.
This news is in a similar vein to another e-learning service specifically targeted at gamers called GamerzClass, enlisting UK FIFA e-athlete Tekkz to mentor FIFA gamers.