Everybody other than top two teams have to play parity for white as well
Actually not. Best teams are usually other indi clubs. Vipers, Northstars
Non EHF affiliates
EHF has not, and probably will not, allow any new teams into the Elite club. All Elite teams have to vote yes, which they will not, to protect their own turf. EHF does not want to water down the talent pool like Tier 1 has.