Pipeline 2020 is a large scale esports convention in New Orleans. The name of the show is "Pipeline" however we think the word "Esports Combine" many need to be in the logo in a small way to emphasize our participation in esports. The primary word to focus on is PIPELINE. New Orleans 2020 needs to be featured in a small way as a subtitle or slogan.
The event is a large scale event that attracts players to come to the show in order to show off their esports skill to try and earn scholarships and professional esports invitations. The logo needs to be clean and young and hip, much like the esports industry. Our target individuals are male gamers between the ages of 13 and 35.
We are hosting in the city of New Orleans, so having some elements that incorporate the city of New Orleans into the design is preferred but not entirely necessary.
Super Mario brothers are associated with a Pipe as an iconic part of the original video game. While we do not wish to infringe upon any trademarks, any pipe designs should look for this iconic image for inspiration and should definitely bear a resemblance.
When someone sees this logo, they need to instantly understand three things: This is an esports logo, this is a large event, and this is for gamers and players to participate.
* NOTE: * Getting a lot of "Shield" type square or vertical designs that are great. If you do these, however, I will want to see what a horizontal layout looks like. For example, the main logo may be 500x500, but what will it look like in a horizontal menu that is only 100 pixels tall?