Question is can the English version be maintain and stay up to date with it china and JP version respectfully,
There also other question whether or not core group of AL players will switch and by looks of which there not a lot that are going to. If anything else this for the rest who don't want to jump thought the hoops to play JP or CN version of the game.
Granted this dose give AL a rather large advantage over KC as they finally step into western marketplace with this and will KC do the same or similar to it? I don't have good answer to it as that a very complicated question and how or who owns what on KC, or the finances that requires to go through a localization of said game or who get host and publishment of it and what not.
HOWEVER, there been a lot of gripe with Girls Frontline on how it was basically censored in the west , mainly the devs are getting in trouble with other country with the art and was almost banned in Korea cause there was secret way to uncensored it, which they have to patch it, I wont be surprise if a similar thing happen with AL, if they want to do business other wise they're probably get hammered by no doubt public media how little clothes or what ever the buzz words like to be used to describe about the girls are in game they don't like, this may not happen but don't count on it tho.
End of the day people will say KC dying and AL will be are new Overloards of this type thing, maybe it is but KC sure doesn't look like going die any time soon.