Are you good at playing Fifa? You could be paid to coach others.
If you’re playing it anyway and you’re good at it, you might as well be paid to do it. Fifa fanatics who have mastered the ‘finesse shot and lob pass’ can apply to become a coach and impart their wisdom on the less savvy.
After the Call of Duty professional player and coach service was introduced, fans felt the next game to offer a mentor should be the most popular football game. You could make a decent amount of money too, being paid a minimum of £15 an hour.
Anyone else have a sudden urge to learn the ins and outs of Fifa right now? (If you don’t already)
They’re not just taking any old noob though. Anyone that signs up to become a professional coach is required to provide proof of their level and ability before being eligible to apply.
Other requirements include having a photo ID, a working PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or a gaming PC, and a strong wireless connection. The overall service is aimed at players who want to improve their ability gain guidance from some of the best gamers.
Bidvine.com is the company behind it after they launched the Call of Duty Pro Players service which saw thousands of requests for pro players, as well as nearly 1,500 applications for it.
Players will be asked specific questions related to the areas of the game they’d like assistance with and/or how they feel a coach can best help them. Struggling players don’t need to be too nervous either as their gaming guardian will spectate matches and provide real-time, in-play advice.
Members of the public will be able to request quotes from approved Professional Fifa Coaches, who will either add the customer as a PSN or Xbox Live friend and game alongside them to offer support.
Russ Morgan, co-founder of the site said: ‘After the success of our Call of Duty Pro Player and Coaching service, we listened to customer feedback, which was pretty unanimous in asking for Fifa to be the next game where Professional Coaches will be available to book.
‘Fifa seems to be one of those games where skill is important, it’s not something you can just be automatically good at, and it has a prestigious ranking system, so I’m not surprised that gamers wanted coaches for it.
‘We’ve seen talented gamers make some good money from coaching and playing for other people, so I’m excited to see how Professional Fifa Coaches get on!’