For those that do pursue lessons in Fortnite, perhaps the best place to do it is a service called Gamer Sensei. Anyone can connect with professional coaches — or “senseis” — for all sorts of games. I learned a few tips from a sensei that vastly improved my own Fortnite skills, but I could never hope to go pro by any means.
Many lessons like this do teach generalized combat tactics, like awareness of one’s area, flanking maneuvers, etc. But for the most part, these lessons cater directly to Fortnite-specific strategies. So outside of some slight improvement to hand-eye coordination that supposedly comes along with practicing video games, there’s no benefit to lessons outside of Fortnite, not even in other games. You could put a Call of Duty pro in a professional Overwatch match, and despite both games being first-person shooters, that pro would lose miserably.
Ultimately, a few Fortnite lessons could go a long way to improve someone’s skills at the game, which itself might be a worthwhile short-term investment. But to take lessons with the aim of going pro seems like a hopeless dream. To top it all off, gaming can often be an isolating experience, a 100-person free-for-all like Fortnite even more so.