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Getting to know other first-year students while jumping around and kicking in th air, strapped into a harness with a pair of VR glasses on. This can be done during the Active Esports Competition. “A great alternative for the introduction period”, says Peter Kortenhoeven, creative director and co-founder of the Eindhoven start-up PWXR (formerly known as Pillow’s Willow). From September on, students – “not just first-year students, by the way” – will be able to take part in the innovative competition in groups of eight to ten.

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