Watch The Teaser for Episode 1: The Bear is Waking

Watch The Teaser for Episode 1: The Bear is Waking

In the first episode of the "Behind The Stars" documentary, titled "The Bear Is Waking," we zoom in on the legendary in-game leader Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander and his long-time friend and teammate, superstar AWPer Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz.

The episode highlights dev1ce's return to Astralis and his readjustment to the stressful life of an esports professional after a break due to stress. Meanwhile, the experienced team captain, gla1ve, is depicted struggling to regain his top form.

As gla1ve struggles with disappointing results and his role as an IGL, the former sports director of Astralis, Kasper Hvidt, is determined to restore the organization and roster's status as one of the world's elite Counter-Strike teams.

Concurrently, dev1ce navigates to find the right balance for self-care and mental well-being amidst Counter-Strike's demanding schedule. Facing these challenges, as if they weren't daunting enough, dev1ce fell ill with influenza during the team's pivotal qualifier for the Paris Major in May. Moreover, the outcomes of the first duels of the qualifier don't necessarily indicate that the Danish squad is close to reaching it's peak performance level.

Watch the teaser for the first episode below:

This episode reveals the drama within the roster and organization, showcasing the team and performance staff setting their ambitions and striving to meet the expectations, encapsulated in Kasper Hvidt's statement: "The bear is awakening."

All four episodes of Season 1 will be available for streaming on our YouTube channel on November 20th.

Behind The Stars Drops November 20th on YouTube

Mark your calendars for Monday, November 20th, for the riveting first season of the new Astralis documentary "Behind The Stars," premiering on our YouTube channel in just one week.

This first season of the new documentary Behind The Stars offers an unfiltered and comprehensive look behind the scenes of the Danish esports organization, its staff, and the main Counter-Strike team during the eventful spring and summer of 2023. It explores the organization and team's handling of the intense pressure associated with being part of one of the world's most prestigious Counter-Strike brands, capturing everything from the initial energy-filled meetings at the year's start to the crushing disappointment of missing the final CS:GO Major. 

This unprecedented documentation covers all facets of Astralis, including the main team, players, coaches, management, and staff, like never before.

  • Get an unprecedented look into the lives of the Astralis organization and players.
  • Behind The Stars is an all-access documentary about Astralis, one of the greatest esports organizations of all time.
  • Witness the ups and downs, life-changing events, and the consequences that follow when we go behind the scenes of Astralis, the team, and the organization throughout 2023.

All four episodes of Season 1 will be available for streaming on our YouTube channel on November 20th.