Champ that is dope and I'm def using. I'll be rocking that for a minute.
Edit - I barely noticed "Makaveli" in the bottom right. Mind making that a bit more noticeable or maybe scrapping it altogether? It doesn't make a difference to me. It looks good, just not really noticeable. Oh and I'd submit that as one of your three banners for the competition this week. Just sayin'.
Smash, I like where you went, but L isn't blended right at all. You could actually turn that into a really sick banner if you blended L properly and maybe let him take up more of the canvas as well as adding another pic of him and maybe finding the right text and adding a nice border. Cleaning it up a little bit and adding another effect or just toying with it and you'd have a sick piece for sure. I like your direction.
Thank you both for your attempts. Much appreciated.