Almost all of the Japanese pros are aware of ToL at this point.
So no need to suggest who else to invite. They all know about it.
They cannot come because
a) Cannot get the time off
b) Have no budget to come
Quite a few top Japanese players (read: big, big names) have expressed interests if there is a community donation drive to cover their travel expenses.
Do you think it can happen? It’s about $1300 for the plane ticket.
That would require 130 ppl x $10 or 65 ppl x $20 or 13 ppl x $100
And all of these donors would have to agree to invite the same player…
Also all these OG American players are invited. They either cannot attend EVO (watson) or simply decline because they are not in tip top shape now.
And yes, sako is invited but I don’t think he will be entering (same reason as OG American players)