2013 has seen a sea change in eSports. Not only are more people playing competitive games but perhaps more importantly, more people are watching competitive gaming than ever before. The big eSports news of 2012 was just how much cash was being infused into Twitch, Major League Gaming, Riot Games (makers of League of Legends) and 2013 saw the rewards. With large ESPN quality championships, huge viewer numbers on live-streaming broadcasts and the largest prize pools in the young sports history.

In this, the 30-year anniversary of the start of competitive gaming, let's wrap up some of the stories that show the current state of eSports in 2013 and where the sport is going in the year to come.

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