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The Importance of a Good Gaming Logo

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The Importance of a Good Gaming Logo

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Whether you’re a large, well-known company, a small business, or even a gamer, you need a logo. This symbol represents who you are as a business, or a gamer, so you want to make sure it’s professional, unique, and memorable. 

If you’re a gamer who doesn’t have a logo, maybe you just don’t know where to start, what your logo should contain, or how to get one made. In this article, we’ll tell you all about logos and give you some examples of custom-made ones. Keep reading to find out more about: 

  • Why Gamers Need a Logo
  • The Components of a Solid Logo
  • Examples of Boosted-Made Logos

Why Gamers Need a Logo

If someone asked you to name 10 logos of popular companies, you could do so easily. They exist everywhere and are present in our everyday lives, whether we realize it or not. 

While your average Joe might not be able to rattle off 10 logos of popular gamers, there are certainly people invested in the esports world who can. That is why you, as a gamer, need a logo. 

Considering your whole life as a gamer is based online, you’ll want a logo that your followers will know and recognize. Your logo is what you will be associated with, so you want it to be well-made and unique. 

The Components of a Solid Logo

You know you need a logo, but maybe you don’t know what a logo needs to be good. Don’t worry -- that’s where we come in. 

Visual and Text

A combination of a word, or multiple words, and a visual is key to a good logo. Some examples of companies whose logos feature both text and visual are Nike and Target. 

Nike’s famous black swoosh with bold, thick, slanted text is a sleek and modern logo. Image courtesy of Precise Continental.

However, Nike and Target are two companies whose logos have become so popular that people only need to see the visual aspect of the logo to recognize the company. People automatically associate Nike with the black swoosh and Target with the red and white bullseye. The companies’ names can be eliminated completely from the logo, leaving only the visual.

Font

Typography is important to take into consideration when designing a logo. Think about the messages sent by a brand when it has a slim, cursive font versus one that has a blocky, messy font. The former conveys elegance, the latter energy, or even carelessness. You might not realize it, but font impacts what people think when they see your logo.

Color

Did you know that a lot of logos contain primary colors, i.e. red, blue, and yellow? Look at Coca-Cola, with the soft drink’s name written in red script, or McDonald’s with its famous golden arches.

Color psychology focuses on how different colors convey different messages. For example, the color blue is often associated with compassion, tranquility, and flexibility. Red, on the other hand, often makes people feel passionate, excited, or even angry. 

When deciding what colors you want to use in your logo, do a little research beforehand to make sure your logo conveys the message you want it to.

Examples of Boosted-Made Logos

Boosted is a platform and service that exists exclusively for gamers. They help gamers make money, help build a brand, and, most importantly in this scenario, create esports logos. Listed below are a few custom esports logos Boosted has made for gamers.

Melipastel

Melissa, better known as Melipastel, is a 24-year-old Portuguese gamer from New England. She started streaming in October 2014, which means she’s coming up on her 5 year stream anniversary. A variety gamer, she streams any games that catch her interest between PC and PS4. 

You can follow her on Twitch -- where she has over 178,000 followers -- Instagram, and Twitter.

This logo shows a combination of visual and text with a unique, lavender pop of color. Image courtesy of Instagram.

MattHDgamer

Liverpool resident Matt Craig is known in the esports world as MattHDgamer. With only 4 videos on Twitch, he still boasts 385,000 followers. A FIFA YouTuber with over 2.3 million subscribers, he posts a new video every day.

You can follow him on Twitch, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Because he focuses on FIFA games, Matthdgamer’s avatar wears a soccer jersey in this custom-made logo -- his face resembles a soccer ball! Image courtesy of Instagram.

Keizaron

Keizaron (pronounced KEYS-are-ON) is known as Steven Eisner and is a professional speedrunner who represents Noble. Among his favorite games to play are Pokemon Red and Pokemon Crystal. The game he has speedrun most recently is Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee, taking only 3 hours, 15 minutes, and 59 seconds to complete it.

You can follow his gaming adventures on Twitch, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

Keizaron’s logo contains both visual and text, as well as a primary color. Image courtesy of Instagram.

Trobsmonkey

Kansas-based Wargaming streamer Trobsmonkey got into esports in 2009. After registering for the beta for World of Tanks, he fell in love with the game. He started streaming on Twitch a few years later in August 2013. 

You can follow him on Twitch, Instagram, and Twitter.

A World of Tanks streamer, Trobsmonkey’s logo features a monkey in a war helmet with army-green silhouetted tanks in the background. Image courtesy of Instagram.


Your logo is a large part of your online identity, so you need to put time and effort into it in order to stand out from the crowd. Before you have a logo created, think hard about the colors and font you want to use, as they can influence what a viewer thinks about you. Use a service like Boosted, and you can rest assured you’ll receive a quality, custom logo.

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