It was as fair as it's going to get.
I'm not personally saying pings had anything to do with our loss against France, they're frighteningly good D:
What I will say, though, is that if any of us dirty-poor Canadians could afford our own server, our home server pings would have been rather different.
I averaged out the pings for both teams:Team_USA server
Canada - 58.4375
France - 117.3125IG_NC2012 server
Canada - 138.25
France - 41.25
As you can see, the gap between the teams' pings are ~59 on Team_USA, whereas the gap is ~97 on IG_NC2012.
Again, I don't blame our loss on these differences; we just might have performed a little better with less of a difference. If our home server had been a Central US server, France's pings would have been a bit higher, but it would have evened out the ping differences for both servers.Edit
: Just noticed Alex added the Balion War Room as a viable server. I no longer have anything to complain about