I think it's completely opposite though. He can't show consistency on long distance. For example, look at mouz: 8 months of being mediocre, then win few tournaments in a row during a single month (aka "short distance"), then again back to mediocre for another 8 months or so. Of course you could say it's because of online CS and blablabla, but I see a strict pattern: all his teams showed good results at short distance but eventually become mediocre or washed up on long distance. More so, I judge not only by results, but also what team shows during matches: playstyle, tactics, tendencies in plays. I agree that karrigan can bring the team to some level, let's say top10, but everything higher than top5 is rather fluke than expected result.