A major moment has happened in Starcraft history today as it was announced that the winner of the TL Map Contest, ESV's Cloud Kingdom will be an official map in the 2012 Season 1 GSL Map Pool.
This marks the first time ever that a Non-Korean map (ignoring Blizz maps) has EVER entered a Korean Starleague in either Brood War or Starcraft 2.
Cloud Kingdom is the work of one of the most prolific mapmakers in the scene, Superouman who is also the creator of ESV Sanshorn Mist AE (IPL TAC Map) and the ever famous Testbug, which helped paved the way for foreign mapmaking and advanced texturing.
With this move from GSL, expect foreign maps to become more and more common in tournaments, and this paves the way for more maps not made in Korea being used in Korean Starleagues!
Make sure and follow Superouman on Twitter and check out the TL Map Thread for Cloud Kingdom!
Also yes I know it was in Arena of Legends, but that is a special event not a Star League.