MLG Logo

MLG Logo

Although the MLG logo went through a complete overhaul in 2013, its core visual element, the mask on the red and blue background, has been preserved.

Meaning and history MLG Logo

Logo MLG

Major League Gaming was created in 2002 by Sundance DiGiovanni and Mike Sepso. In four years, it achieved the status of the first gaming league of its type in the US. Taking into consideration that MLG cited promoting eSports globally as its mission, it is only natural that it needed a recognizable and eye-catching logotype.

Old MLG symbol

MLG symbol

The original Major League Gaming logo was built around a rectangular with rounded corners. The rectangular was broken in two fields (blue and red) by a white facial mask. On the blue field, the letters “MLG” were placed, while the full name of the company in black could be seen below the rectangular.

The 2013 emblem MLG

MLG emblem

Although the main elements of the logo have remained the same, the overall look has changed dramatically.

First, the “MLG” text has become the visual center of the logo, while the mask has shifted to the right. Instead of the rather big rectangular shape, it now appears inside a rhomboid with its bottom right corner rounded. The left part of the rhomboid is blue (two shades), while the right part is red (also two shades). The shades of blue and red have grown more sophisticated.

Font of the MLG Logo

Font MLG Logo

The distinctive feature of the type used on the Major League Gaming logo is the combination of sharp and rounded angles. The letter “G” also looks unusual due to a gap. On the whole, the font is a clear, sans serif italicized one.

Color of the MLG Logo

Color MLG Logo

The first logotype featured white, black, blue, and red. The second version of the MLG logo is more complex in terms of the color palette. In addition to black and white, it comprises two shades of blue and red (neither of them similar to the blue and red colors of the original logo).