There's been a lot of buzz about big cash prizes for the best League of Legends and DOTA 2 players, but it's hard to get excited about those lofty rewards unless your the best of the best. Today Valve released something us average gamers can get enthusiastic about -- the DOTA 2 Gamescom 2011 trailer. This video showcases Valve's trademark cg, giving players a look at the world of DOTA 2 through the eyes of a helpful merchant.

While the DOTA 2 tournament takes place this week at Gamescom, the anticipated action RTS doesn't come out until later this year. Be sure to stay tuned to Game Informer for more info on the game coming from the convention, where it will be playable for the first time ever.