>>92799524>They never gave a good reason Goku not considering them
He said they're not really used to this kind of tournament fighting. They're not smart, not wise, they're only strong. This isn't just a straighforward power contest, as Krillin taught Gohan when he beat him in a sparring match recently despite being weaker.
he chose Roshi since Roshi is a crafty fuck who knows all the tricks.
This tournament hedges all on the rules; battle royale, everyone vs everyone, no flying, no items, no deaths, and ring out only victories. 40 minutes to decide the fate of the universes.
You need people very smart about knocking people out of the ring, not just people who are strong. Also no flying, Gotenks is useless without flying.