Thorinn: (please log in to view the image)
I like the color scheme, it works with the render but the diagonal 3D 'poles' dont really integrate well with the kind of theme that I set for the duel. Your name text is is aligned somewhat half hazardly but not everyone would notice that...
I do like the smokey effect you gave the sig and you blended it as well as you could with such a 'different' background.
Marco: (please log in to view the image)
I really like the feel you gave this one, though with a border of some kind it may have had a little more impact. It seems that you rushed through this too which is a shame. The render placement is good, and I love how you worked it so it looks like Spawn's coming out of the smoke. The text is good, though perhaps you could have made it stand out another 5% or more...but everything seems well placed.
So with some deliberation I place MARCO the winner of this duel. I would like to add that I'd like to see a little more time given to all details in future. I understand that you may have been pressed for time in some aspects but rushing a sig is the worst thing...I should know...I've lost too many duels because I rushed.