I agree with 9 looking best to work with, like i mentioned yesterday my thoughts of improvement were -
1. making the U and the G more slim line 3/4 thickness of original maybe.
2 .With the W maybe using the dark blue like he used in the first logo (at the very top of original) with a very slim metallic looking blue round the edging to make the W stand out.
3. and I like the metallic look he used (ORIGINAL PIC) for the U and the G but having like a shine round points of the U and G so it looks like its razor sharp, the look you would get from looking at a knifes edge if that makes sense.
4. Also I was not sure of the outline he had around the logo to make it look like a badge but maybe it would work better once it is re-designed, could use that as an option maybe?https://imgur.com/nggd3cj
his original PIC
Hope this all makes sense lol.