ymRaisinThe case for Rewind being the definitive LAN hinges on the fact that NA teams are generally better than EU teams....if you're looking at the events in terms of "world championship tf2", holding the LAN in NA will give you the best games of tf2... it's fine if NA only sends a few players/pug teams... I-Series LANs are a fun time where people can play high level tf2 with 0 ping, but unless we can get at least 3 full NA teams out there, Rewind is a better world championship.
I really don't think this can be said confidently. Even if you include the fact that Froyo has won every major title it has attended, that still doesn't set a standard for the rest of NA. I mean, the whole point of these lans are to try and get NA and EU players to compete against each other(AU if possible), you cant go out the door saying that NA is better, when a majority of NA has not played against EU teams. Only the top of invite has, with usually only FROYO or maybe ASCENT beating whatever team is sent overhere. With that just alone it says the top EU team, which didn't have its best roster going up ASCENT or FROYO anyway, is still better than all of invite that fought against it.
If you look at iSeries, Ascents usually placed 4th with 2 other EU teams higher than them. the last time FROYO went to an iseries they lost (i58) and haven't bothered coming back since. I truly don't think you can say NA is better than EU, making Rewind superior. They are both great places for either continent to send their best teams.