StarCraft II is approaching, but StarCraft is still one of the most played games in the world. Its status in South Korea is legendary and the top pros there easily pull in six-figure incomes. They're celebrities.
TeamLiquid.net is a North American site dedicated to following Korean pro-StarCraft as well as the "foreigner" scene. Foreigners in this case meaning "non-Korean".
Recently, they've started up their own league with $10,000 up as total prize money.
They've partnered with ICCup (International Cyber Cup), which is currently holding the qualifying tournament. The top 48 players will be invited to compete in the real deal.
The games of the real tournament will be broadcast live over the internet with English commentary on all games.
If you're even slightly interested in pro-StarCraft, I encourage you to check it out. You can even try playing in it by registering on ICCup and following the instructions, but you'd probably just get your ass kicked.