We are in mid February of 2013 with no clear road map for a 2013 championship other than
"there will be a big SC2 competition at the next Blizzcon". Rob Simpson, the most public member of the "eSports Team" is now gone. Blizzard has yet to announce his replacement. If the "eSports Team" were growing Rob would have 2 replacements. Ilja Rotelli left a while ago. GomTV, with Blizzard as a major sponsor, is down to five seasons of 1v1 play for 2013.
The makers of SC2 took a nice long run in the arena of eSports and discovered first hand its lack of profitability. And, when you are part of a company that generates almost 5 billion dollars in a quarter year profitability is a key factor in any decision. Activision-Blizzard and Blizzard proper expect mammoth revenue and profit numbers. These numbers are not forthcoming and Blizzard has quietly moved on.
Although Blizzard's support will be scaled back compared to what we saw in the past two and a half years they will still support many SC2 events. I'd like to thank Blizzard for putting forth such great effort in support eSports since July 2010. I'd also like to thank them for taking a good long sustained look into eSports and not merely running 1 event and saying 'this sucks, we will never do this again'.
Competitive eSports may well become a major sport on the scale of football, baseball, or basketball,
but that is a long way off.