You can now hire a Call Of Duty coach
Are you up to speed on your perks and killstreaks? How's your K/D looking? If those questions mean nothing to you, then you might want to hire a coach to help you with your competitive Call of Duty skills.
In recent years, the popularity of eSports - competitively played video games that attract thousands of fans - has increased. And Call of Duty is one of the most popular games on the circuit, as well as on home consoles.
Just as you might turn to a football or rugby coach to help improve your skills on the field, you can now book a Professional Coach to improve your virtual skills too.
Online services marketplace Bidvine is partnering with some of the best online sharpshooters around to offer the UK’s first Professional Coaching gaming service, aimed at those who want to improve their overall ability within games and gain guidance from the best in the UK.
Bidvine’s Call of Duty Pro Players service recently saw thousands of requests for pro players' help through the site.
While the initial focus is on Call of Duty: WW2 - the latest installment in the blockbuster gaming franchise - there are plans to expand the service to other games like FIFA, Star Wars Battlefront and Forza Motorsport.
Russ Morgan, Bidvine co-founder, said: "We know what it’s like when you’re playing a game and have that one friend who’s slightly better than everyone else, and we want to help the less gifted gamers out there."
Those that request assistance will be asked questions related to the areas of the game they’d like guidance with, and how they feel a coach can best help them.
Pro Coaches will be given the option to spectate on their clients' matches and provide real-time advice to players, should their training regime require it.
Coaches being recruited too
On the flip-side, if you fancy yourself a dab hand when it comes to Call of Duty, you can offer up your services to provide coaching assistance too.
Those that do will be required to provide proof of their ability, have a working console or a gaming PC and a strong wireless connection before being eligible to earn around £15 per hour of gameplay.
The multiplayer component of WWII sees players competing online to take each other out and complete objectives (Image: Activision)
The Call of Duty franchise's most recent release - Call of Duty: WWII - mustered sales figures of more than $500m worldwide during its opening weekend.
The series - which debuted in 2003 - has seen 14 entries in its main series, with countless spin-offs, remasters and tie-ins over the years.
It remains one of gaming's most popular properties.