In this chapter, Nick Fortugno makes the case that esports provides preparation for life on a college campus and is a powerful socializing tool once one has arrived. Nick Fortugno is a game designer, gamification expert and entrepreneur of digital and real-world games. Nick is the educational director of the game design program at the City College of New York in the City University of New York, which is part of the Gaming Pathways program. He is also the Chief Creative Officer of Playmatics, a company that creates highly-engaging games, media, user experiences, and applications on the internet, social media networks, and a variety of connected platforms. Nick is also a co-founder of the Come Out and Play street games festival hosted in New York City.
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