League of Legends Fantasy League? Tencent owned ZAM registers domains

Taipei Assassins

The idea of launching a fantasy league for online battle arena game “League of Legends” has been the subject of many forum messages on LeagueofLegends.com, so the idea is nothing new.

But now it looks like a fantasy league is being developed by ZAM Network, a Tencent owned company that operates a number of gaming and addon sites like Wowhead, LolKing and D3DB.

According to WHOIS records, on November 1, 2012, ZAM Network registered the domain names LeagueofLegendsFantasy.com (WHOIS), LeagueofLegendsFantasy.net (WHOIS), LeagueofLegendsFantasyLeague.com (WHOIS), and LeagueofLegendsFantasyLeague.net (WHOIS).

ZAM didn’t stop there.  It also registered LoLFantasyLeague.com (WHOIS) and LoLFantasyLeague.net (WHOIS).

Here’s a look at the WHOIS record for LeagueofLegendsFantasyLeague.com:

LeagueofLegendsFantasyLeague.com WHOIS record

Tencent, which also has a majority stake in Riot Games, acquired ZAM earlier this year.  Because ZAM is being backed by one of the largest internet companies, you can bet they will have the budget and resources to successfully run a fantasy league.

As of right now, ZAM hasn’t made any official announcement.  Nor do any of the domain names direct visitors to a gaming site.

At the time of this story being published, each of the names sends visitors to a parked web page at Go Daddy, where they were registered.

In May 2012, ZAM acquired LoLKing, an online summoner database that boasts over 50,000 users per month according to a rough traffic estimate by Compete.

LoL King

I’ve reached out to ZAM for more information about the ‘League of Legends Fantasy League’, and will update this post if I hear back.

Talking about this story: Kotaku

(Image of Season 2 World Champions Taipei Assassins via leagueoflegends.com)

1 comments
Tom
Tom

Hi J.B. This is Tom from FantaseSports.com.  We have a functional LoL fantasy league that is in beta right now.  We have had a ton of interest and would be happy to talk more about it with you if you would like.  Our twitter is @fantasesports and my email is [email protected]   Please drop me a line and we can talk more about it! -Tom