Hmm, good find. I'm not so sure about what to say... It may be good, but I'm not really into mobile games. And if you've read the article, it says that Gamepot is not even a decent mmo developer. The alliance may succed, but idk.
As far as your question goes - I don't really think this will even have an impact on LO, since the other company, ''Gamepot'', primarily makes mobile games, as far as I know - they have tried to host some dated mmorpgs but it somehow didn't work out exactly as they wanted - it lead to their demise.