Onbuy is offering Call of Dury: Warzone players £35 an hour to coach players struggling to improve in the game.
The UK-centric online retail marketplace is recruiting talented players of the new free-to-play battle royal shooter, which now has over 50 million players worldwide.
“Gulag Gurus” can now sign up with Onbuy and act as a professional coach to gamers who want to improve their overall ability, in-game tactics, weapon loadouts and ability to break out of the Gulag.
When players die in the game, they’re sent to the Gulag where they are able to win a second chance by beating another player in a one-on-one gunfight.
According to a survey conducted by Onbuy, 65 per cent of players admit to struggling in the Gulag, with 26 per cent saying they’ve never managed to escape.
Meanwhile nearly three quarters of players (74 per cent) say they wanted to be better at the game.
Potential Gulag Gurus can apply to become a coach here, but must be able to demonstrate their skill, have a working PS4, Xbox One or gaming PC and a strong internet connection.
Those that make the cut can expect to be paid £35 an hour when the service is launched, and will be able spectate on their trainee’s matches and offer advice in real time.
“Call of Duty: Warzone has taken the gaming world by storm and seems to have arrived at the perfect time, when many are confined to their homes and in need of a good distraction from the rolling news coverage,” Onbuy’s founder and chief executive Cas Paton said.
“It has been great to see people that haven’t picked up a controller in years get back into gaming and it is also providing a really nice (and competitive) way for friends and colleagues to stay in touch during the lockdown.
“The Gulag feature has been a great addition to the Battle Royale format, yet we have been seeing a lot of players struggling to break out and unsure of the best approach to take. We thought why not set up a service that not only helps those who are struggling, but also allows the best of the best to get paid to play their favourite game.”