Mark your calendars for Monday, November 20th, as the gripping first season of the new Astralis documentary "Behind the Stars" will premiere on our YouTube channel in just one week.
The documentary offers a raw and in-depth look behind the scenes of the Danish esports organization and its Counter-Strike main team, providing an exclusive glimpse into Astralis' eventful journey during the spring and summer of 2023.
It delves into how the team copes with the immense pressure of being a part of one of the world's most renowned Counter-Strike brands. The documentary captures everything—the ambition, the exhilaration, the significant highs and lows—from the energetic initial meetings at the start of the year to the heartbreaking disappointment of missing the final CS:GO Major. This is an unprecedented documentation of all aspects of Astralis, encompassing the main team, the players, coaches, management, and staff, like never before.
Watch the trailer of Behind The Stars | An Esports Documentary
In the first episode, we follow the main team as they unite around a common goal: to once again become one of the best Counter-Strike teams in the world. The documentary closely follows the legendary in-game leader, Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander, capturing his challenges in regaining his top form while initiating the qualifier for the final CS:GO Major in Paris.
The documentary in this episode also spotlights the superstar AWPer, Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz, returning to the professional Counter-Strike stage after a hiatus due to stress. It captures his efforts to readjust to the demanding lifestyle of a professional gamer, complete with a hectic schedule.
All four episodes of Season 1 will be available for streaming on our YouTube channel on November 20th.
An Unfiltered View Behind the Scenes
The first season of this documentary offers an unfiltered, in-depth look behind the scenes of the Danish esports organization Astralis, capturing every triumph and setback. It's an intimate, all-access series that allows viewers to experience firsthand the inner dynamics of the organization.
Spanning four episodes, Season 1 covers the period from January 2023 to August 2023. It follows the Counter-Strike main team and its performance staff striving to reclaim their status as one of the world's top teams. Over these eight months, the Danish quintet experienced a mix of minor victories and significant defeats, including a heartbreaking failure to qualify for the final CS:GO Major in Paris.
The summer of 2023 brought significant changes, with several players leaving the roster and new talent stepping in, aiming to restore the team's legendary status. The season concludes with a pivotal decision to rebuild the roster, replacing legacy players and key performance management.
Fans and viewers can look forward to:
- Unprecedented Access: Experience stories and details never shared before.
- Human Stories: Discover the people behind the brand—players and staff. Get to know the individuals who collectively form the essence of Astralis.
- Top-Notch Production & Gripping Stories: Enjoy a documentary featuring high-quality production, compelling narratives, and a captivating viewing experience.