No, you're eyes aren't deceiving you, this isn't a question. This is a straight up answer to what we as a community need to do to get this at the main stage at EVO next year.
The answer lies in an article
I wrote late last year. For those who don't care to read it the point is this, what is going to put this game on the main stage at EVO is people - we need to grow this community even more. Face it, compared to the other games (MK, KOFXIII, etc.) the guys at Reverge don't exactly have the resources to put out a large pot and/or promotion to draw players. This means that the game is going to have to rely on numbers to justify being at EVO. This means that it's up to us players to help get those numbers. Sure, there are other factors that can help such as the upcoming patch and PC release (and also that Wiz has reportedly stated that he would liked to have seen SG as a main game at EVO this year, if not for the lack of a release date when they made the decisions). These however are only there for us to capitalize on in the drive to grow the community and get this to EVO. In the end, it's still mostly up to us.
For me, SF4 got fighting games backward - combos are supposed to be easy and reversals are supposed to be hard.